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Yvonne Krystman Lives and works in sunny Cape Coral, Florida, USA My art does not come from a happy place; my art is leading there. Each piece I create is simultaneously a bridge from the past, where I’ve come from as well as a preview of the future, where I’m going. It reflects many of my internal contradictions that I have been experiencing and trying to sort out my whole life. I have struggled for many years to fit in a box, to find the labels, to identify myself with a specific social group, philosophy or even belief system – it never worked out; so what if there is no box we can fit in? In my recent works I have been exploring combining opposite or contradicting objects, textures and colors therefore often including rough or 3-d objects and glitter. Even though they represent my own battles and my own journey, I believe some of those feelings are universal. I do not agree with society wanting us to define ourselves. I refuse to be limited by one particular style. I want to remain happily, positively undefined.

An interview by Josh Ryder, curator and Katherine Wiliams, curator

introduce our readers to her stimulating and multifaceted artistic production.

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Hello Yvonne and welcome to Peripheral ARTeries: we would start this interview with a couple of questions about your background. Are there any experiences that did influence the way you currently conceive your works? And in particular, how do your studies of Commercial Art program at St. Clair College in Windsor address your artistic research?

Experimenting with a wide variety of materials to express the ideas she explores, artist Yvonne Krystman's work rejects any conventional classification regarding its style, to address the viewers to a multilayered visual experience. In her Art of the Heart series that we'll be discussing in the following pages, she successfully attempts to trigger the spectatorship's perceptual parameters, with a deeper focus on a complementary dialogue between materiality, content, the exhibition space and the encounter with the viewers. One of the most impressive aspects of Krystman's work is the way it accomplishes the difficult task of inquiring into the liminal area where the abstract and the figurative find an unexpected still consistent point of convergence: we are very pleased to

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Hello, first of all I feel honored to be interviewed by you and share the pages with so many exceptional artists. I have study various types of art from a very early age; I actually don't remember ever wanting to be anything other than an artist. During high school years I study drawing and sculpture at the, then, most famous art studios in Warsaw. I did not continue my education in sculpture after that, but I still consider myself a sculptor at heart, so that's why all my pieces

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