Yes Jesús Moreno, combines studio work and graffiti murals in its most classic concept. Inspired by the masters of twentieth-century painting and 2000s colorful graffiti, he focuses on geometry, shapes, colors and the connections formed by these elements.
Portrait photography and interview by BARTE.
Formidable Magazine. When was your first creative drive?
Jesús Moreno, Yes. I don’t recall the exact moment, but I always felt the need to let go, and draw things.
F.M. Is there a defining moment that made you realize art was your thing?
JMY. Since I started with grafitti I was always involved with painting, but it was in my mid B.A. year when I felt this was way path.
F.M. Inspirational artists?
JMY. It was amazing when I discovered about the same time 20th century Primitivism and 2000s colorful graffiti. Today what influences me the most are the people close to me and my everyday experiences.
F.M. How would you define your work?
JMY. Geometric abstraction. A personal language open to the audience own interpretation. A work with many different possible interpretations.
F.M. What’s in your play list?
JMY. I don’t have a play list. When working I just turn on the radio to whatever they air at that moment. I’m open to listen any kind of music.
F.M. What film is your your life like?
JMY. Probably Mr. Nobody by Jaco Van Dormael.
F.M. How is a day in the life of Jesús Moreno a.k.a Yes?
JMY. I woke up early, like around 8:30am. If I don’t go running, I check out my mail and social media and I plan the day. It’s always different, I don’t like to fall into routine.
F.M. Best and worst night out?
JMY. Best possible night, is a night out with a nice warm weather, good atmosphere and better company. Worst night… it actually happened in Acapulco, Mexico. I was by myself, very sick, and I felt worthless.
F.M. What do you love and hate about Madrid?
JMY. The best of Madrid are its choices. There is always something to do. And this is also the worst part; too much action, so it’s difficult to focus on my art.
F.M. Our motto is “A life less ordinary”, what makes life less ordinary?
JMY. To let go and stay tuned, forget planning and go with the flow.