The Works of Alberto Ybarra

January 24, 2013

My art is about life experiences, difficult moments, powerful emotions and thought provoking taboo ideas. Most of my paintings are figurative narratives, which explore sexuality, spirituality and human interaction. Art is a language. Painting is my primary language and it’s the best way I am able to communicate a story. It matters little if what is portrayed is “true”, only that the final piece is an extension of myself, my experience and unique outlook.


Some of the artists I have found inspiration from are Francisco Goya, Paul Cezanne, Otto Dix, and Balthazar Klossowski de Rola (known as Balthus). —Alberto Ybarra, San Francisco