Michaela Yearwood-Dan (b. South London, 1994) lives and works in London. Yearwood-Dan often depicts a variety of topics based on observations of society and self. Her works tend to explore themes of class, culture/race, gender and nature and in later more current works love, loss and reflection all whilst remaining playful, personal and vibrant.
Working predominately with paint and collage, Yearwood-Dan’s art is habitually thick and sumptuous with references to both the origins of traditional Fine Art and pop culture. Her vibrant and luxurious style is underpinned by an expansive repertory of cultural signifiers, borrowing freely from millennial culture, blackness and feminism: texting, acrylic-nails, gold-hoops, carnival culture, and a lush, omnipresent flora which evokes seeding, propagation, growth and alludes to the intimate, infinite possibilities of a diaspora. Michaela Yearwood-Dan’s work is in continuous metamorphosis as it is highly expressive and dependent on her own identity, vision and philosophy of life, as a young British artist.