Innovators: Eva Yates

Eva Yates (born 1996 Southeast London) describes herself as a “neo-surrealist oil painter whose warping of imagery counters her demons”. Her paintings often reference classical and Renaissance myths and legends, which she translates into the present day by using friends as models and muses, for example ‘Ophelia’ (2020) shows a nymph-like figure floating on a pond, surrounded by discarded face masks, referencing the pandemic. Although inspired by the past, her paintings explore contemporary issues including mental health, stress, loneliness and … Continue reading Innovators: Eva Yates