Moisés Yagües

Spain, 1972



Moises Yagues was born in Murcia, Spain in 1972. A self-taught artist, he has studied a variety of techniques from painting to printmaking and film. He is one of the resident artists at “la Persiana Naranja”, an art and studio space in Murcia. Now a master printer, he has exhibited his work in several European countries. His latest work comments on the very controversial issue of immigration and the arbitrary nature of borders.


Moisés Yagües imagines the interior of the human head and body as a place where stories take place, where ideas come to life and take literal meaning. His cartoonish characters, full of energy and tenderness, already cause smiles all around the world due to his exhibitions in Germany, Mexico, Chile, China, the United States and Japan, to name a few.

His admiration for the great masters appears in ‘Parallel Universes’ through two recreations of works by Mark Rothko and Pierre Mondrian, intervened by his recurring “helpers” who, with their rollers, ladders, scaffolding and paint buckets, strive to finish the art piece. These tiny characters also appear populating a game of Tetris, to which they help to bring order.

His figuration of surreal situations and schematic characters finds its influences in comics, illustration, pop art and street art, among others. He continues his search of the freest creation and a completely personal universe, with a fresh and carefree style, a well-established iconography and a desire to tell stories that has also led him to a facet as an illustrator of books for children and adults. He has also been the recipient of various awards and scholarships such as the Casa Falconieri in Italy or the Pilar and Joan Miró Foundation in Mallorca, and artistic residencies in China, Romania, Slovenia, Italy and Germany.


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Moisés Yagües, The Red Line, 2021
Acrylic on canvas 130 x 97 cm
Moisés Yagües, Your eyes on me, 2021
Moises Yagues Your eyes on me 130x97 cm 2021 acrylic on linen 2021. 4. 22
Moisés Yagües, The Star Counter, 2021
Acrylic on canvas 73x54 cm
Moisés Yagües, Malevich to square, 2020
Mixed on paper 76x56 cm
Moisés Yagües, I go with you II 130x97 cm 2021 acrylic on canvas 2021. 4. 22, 2021
Acrylic on canvas 130x97 cm
Moisés Yagües, Stairs inside me, 2021
Acrylic on paper 56 x 56 cm
Moisés Yagües, It s never too late to meet III 100 x 70 cm 2021 Acrylic on paper, 2021
Acrylic on paper 100 x 70 cm
Moisés Yagües, I ask that you dream of me, 2021
Acrylic on canvas 130 x 97 cm
Moisés Yagües, with you my life is an advneture, 2021
Mixer on paper 76 x 56 cm
Moisés Yagües, I alone let myself go, 2021
Acrylic on linen 46 x 38 cm