Yomar Augusto ———  Brazilian multidisciplinary artist splitting his time between California & New York City
               --- murals --- paintings --- books --- maps --- quatro --- paper --- photo --- outro
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My family is my inspiration, it influences me as an artist and as a person. Being part of a strong lineage of artists makes me want to connect the dots and to embrace full art production & collaboration with them.

Inspiration can come from my dad and his photography archive of his time as a young lieutenant in the Middle East in the 60s. Or from just visiting the MET with my mom and discussing how we could reinterpret the Armor of Henry II, King of France using her embroiderer skills and my drawings. Or from my talented art bookbinder sister Rosa, and her passion for books and teaching who has always been one of the counter stones of my life. And of course, inspiration can come from celebrating Brasilia, the modernism Brazilian dream with my lovely art photographer cousin Nick.

This is our DNA.
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Yo+Yo project Project ongoing - During a period of 2 years (1960-62) my father was deployed to the Gaza Strip as a young lieutenant, part of the Brazilian contingent of the United Nations emergency force. They were sent as an observation force to monitor the conflict between Egypt, Israel, France and the United Kingdom after the invasion of the Suez Canal.

This project is a visual memoir of sorts of the photographs he had taken while deployed. His accounts captured the daily life inside the military compound, the region and myriad of self portraits reflecting his position not only as a photojournalist but also as an infantryman.

More infos site Yo + Yo project