15.4M X 5.2M (5O X 2OFT) MILL STREET & CHEMAINUS ROAD
YGARTUA’S FIRST MURAL, FREEHAND, NO PROJECTORS, NO SCALE, COMPLETED IN 7 DAYS
UNITED NATIONS PAVILION EXPO 86, VANCOUVER, CANADA
A WORLD UNITED 1986 ACRYLIC ON WALL 9.14 X 30.4 M / 30 X 100 FT
HIS MONUMENTAL MURALS HAVE CAPTURED ATTENTION WORLDWIDE PORTRAYING AN INTEGRATED MOSAIC OF THE PEOPLE OF THE WORLD.. THE WORLD IS HIS PALETTE AND ONE FEELS THEY ARE TRAVELLING ALONGSIDE – AN EXCITING JOURNEY THAT TAKES YOU TO THE INNER DEPTH OF HIS SOUL.
Read More on the history of the Expo86 Mural – Ygartua-Art-Chronicles by Tala Maillot Ygartua
MURALS – create a completely different challenge and a real physical workout
“The Power of Creation–the challenge is to influence your viewer–to enable others to experience the same emotions, the same high the artist experiences through the energy expressed at the moment of creation.
Being on the edge–originality, spontaneity, freedom of expression. I like to approach the wall as if it were a large canvas—it is more interesting and more original to not use a projected image, more of a fascination, more of a challenge—who wants it to be easy? I want to experience the energy, the high of the challenge, your brain has to be alert, concentration is at a peak at all times, you feel connected. I find this to be thrilling, exciting and more original and the end result is much more satisfying.
Working on large canvases or a large wall gives a much more vast appearance of space to expand a visual impact from many yards away, allowing viewing from a distance and visualizing a finished product.
Every artist aspires to painting majestic canvases and no better is that achieved than painting wall murals. Most of the walls I have painted range in size from 30 x 50 to 25 x 300 feet. The challenge is creating the composition in the right proportions at such a large scale.
This is approached with a vision of the wall finished before you start. You need to see it in your mind’s eye just to get the perspective, balance and correct proportions. You must always take on the opportunity of working without a projector, in this manner the freedom of the hand will often bring that third dimension that you have always been trying to achieve. It is only then when you will actually envision the subject matter on the wall.”
THE RODEO CLUB LEWIS STREET, WAIKIKI, HAWAII 84 x 3OO” (213 x 762CM) FOUR PANELS ACRYLIC ON CANVAS 1981
COMMISSIONED BY THE TWO OWNERS, PANEL #1 & PANEL #3
SAMMY SOSA ACRYLIC ON CANVAS 96 x 384″ (243 x 975CM) NAT BAILEY STADIUM, VANCOUVER, BC. CANADA 1996
PAINTED AT YGARTUA STUDIO, VANCOUVER, BC CANADA
BEACHCOMBER SALUTES THE RECORD
BREAKERS & LEGENDS OF THE MILLENNIUM
THE TWO MURALS COMBINED,THE “RECORD BREAKERS” AND “THE LEGENDS” an area of 9,OOO square feet, 3O x 3OOFT / 9.144 x 91.44 METERS – THE LARGEST MURAL IN THE WORLD, PAINTED SINGLEHANDEDLY BY ONE ARTIST PAUL YGARTUA, NO PROJECTOR, NO SCALE, FREEHAND, ACRYLICS ON CEMENT 2OOO
THE LARGEST MURAL IN THE WORLD PAINTED SINGLE HANDEDLY BY ONE ARTIST, PAUL YGARTUA – NO PROJECTOR, NO SCALE, ALL FREEHAND
UNITED BY OUR CHILDREN
ELY, NEVADA USA 2001
UNITED BY OUR CHILDREN, ACRYLIC ON CONCRETE 30 X 110FT (9.14 x 33.52 METERS)
THE CITY OF ELY, THE ELY RENAISSANCE SOCIETY COMMISSIONED PAUL TO PAINT A MURAL OF THE FIVE RACES, REPRESENTING THE TOWN OF ELY, THEIR CHILDREN WHO HAVE UNITED THEIR HISTORY YESTERDAY AND PRESENT DAY
Strategically positioned, the first mural one views once leaving Route 66
United by our Children Mural
Artist: Paul Ygartua
The Ely Renaissance Society commissioned this stunning mural in the summer of 2001. When so many different ethnic groups came into our community, it was natural for them to live with similar ethnic cultures, thus “Greek Town” and “Austrian Town” as well as many others were born. It wasn’t until the children attended school, played sports, and made friends that the community became one. All the children depicted are local citizens and represent the five universal races. – Waymarking.com
SHELL BUSEY’S HOUSE SMART BUILDING
VANCOUVER’S WEST END HOUSES 1900’s
Shell Busey is a Canadian radio and television personality and home improvement expert. He was the host of the Home Discovery Show and a talk radio show on the Corus Radio Network.
When Paul was painting the mural Beachcomber International he was approached by Shell Busey to paint a mural on his building. As he was in the Building Industry he asked Paul if he could paint the old Vancouver West End houses above his shop.
He was also a participant in the Cloverdale Rodeo Exhibition and asked Paul if he could reproduce a famous Rodeo artist’s horse and cowboy on the corrugated metal wall at the Rodeo.
CLOVERDALE RODEO EXHIBITION 2002
SHELL BUSEY was also a participant in the Cloverdale Rodeo Exhibition and asked Paul if he could reproduce a famous Rodeo artist’s horse and cowboy on the corrugated metal wall at the Rodeo.
TREVI FOUNTAIN ROME, ITALY
TREVI FOUNTAIN (Rome) HOUSE MURAL VANCOUVER, CANADA 2OO5
The Trevi Fountain is a fountain in the Trevi district in Rome, Italy, designed by Italian architect Nicola Salvi and completed by Giuseppe Pannini and several others. Standing 26.3 metres high and 49.15 metres wide, it is the largest Baroque fountain in the city and one of the most famous fountains in the world. Wikipedia
HARD DAYS NIGHT HOTEL, BAR FOUR
BAR BATELA PLENTZIA BIZKAIA BASQUE COUNTRY 2OO8
STUDIO CADAQUES SPAIN 2O19
THE ROYAL BANK 675 West Hastings VANCOUVER, CANADA 2O17
CITY OF GORLIZ, UN MURAL PARA GORLIZ
GORLIZ GEHITUZ GORLIZ, VIZCAYA, BASQUE COUNTRY 2O1O
BELLA BELLA UNITED IN HISTORY 2O13
The Mural, United in History, represents the Heiltsuk Nation and the individuals who made a significant contribution to the founding of the Bella Bella area since the Hudson Bay Co. established Fort McLoughlin in 1833. Commissioned by Craig Widsten, Shearwater Resort & Marina, Denny Island, Canada. United in History, a 22’x120’ fresco, commemorates the history of Bella Bella, B.C. The Heiltsuk Nation, Bella, Bella, the first inhabitants of this area and the individuals that were part of the historic development of the greater Bella Bella Community from 1930 to 1980.