My art is about life experiences, difficult moments, powerful emotions and thought provoking taboo ideas. Most of my paintings are figurative narratives, which explore sexuality, spirituality and human interaction.

Art is a language. Painting is my primary language and it’s the best way I am able to communicate a story. It matters little if what is portrayed is “true”, only that the final piece is an extension of myself, my experience and unique outlook.

Some of the artists I have found inspiration from are Francisco Goya, Paul Cezanne, Otto Dix, and Balthazar Klossowski de Rola (known as Balthus).

Alberto Ybarra
San Francisco
March, 2004