His work is displayed through March 31 at Sue Greenwood Fine Art, 330 N. Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, 949-494-0669, suegreenwoodfineart.com.
The New Jersey native who grew up in Irvine is a master at capturing life on the road in Southern California,
with a special eye for taco trucks and trailers that travel the freeways and streets.
Yeskel has been painting California-themed cityscapes for about 10 years. He draws on that experience, as well as a large photo collection, when creating works. He focuses on mood, using a less-is-more philosophy—mainly a muted palette of oils with specific pops of color, such as the trailer’s lights.
Trailers and trucks appeal to Yeskel because they tell stories. “They wear the veneer of the environment they travel through. I love the anonymity they represent as well.” And he sees in them a parallel to his work. “My career has traveled near and far just like these vehicles, and there have been some ups and downs—true to all stories, I guess.”
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This article originally appeared in the March 2011 issue.