Kyle Yearwood is a Los Angeles based visual artist creating works of surrealistic imagination, instilled with themes of self-love, self-empowerment, and magic. The power of his work lies in how it conveys his personal healing journey and path to empowerment, which is most evident in his self-portrait series. His work has been exhibited in several galleries including: The Visionary Art Museum, The Museum of The African Diaspora, National Black Theatre, and Library Street Collective. Yearwood, the self-titled Architect of Realities, transforms the world around him in order to inspire others to create their own reality. Using photography & cinematography, Yearwood is able to employ a realism that is now pushed beyond its limits through compositing. 2D & 3D animation, often inspired by music, is a pathway for him to bring these alternate realities to life. Incorporating self-portraits & scenes around his hometown of Baltimore, allow him to have an authentic voice & rawness that speaks to all walks of life.
“My artwork consists of 2D images, 3D, video and animation, but 2D is usually the foundation of how I start my process. I consider myself a surrealist compositor. Most of the time I’m just working with 2D still photographs, and if I can capture the photos myself versus using stock images the better. I actually started off as an artist, I started off with taking self portraits and creating surrealistic environments around that portrait, so yeah photography is the starting point of my creative process.”