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Daniel Orson Yabarra Davos-Genève-Verbier


Daniel Ybarra expose
World Economic Forum janvier 2013
Genev'Art Space décembre-janvier 2012-2013
Galerie Rosa Turetsky décembre-janvier 2012-2013

I was born in Montevideo, Uruguay in 1957, then an agreeable and hospitable country. It was a well appreciated destination by immigrants, seeking refuge from famine and the war in Europe. My maternal grandparents arrived there from Moscow and Odessa and on my father’s side, the family hailed from Bilbao and St. Jean-de-Luz in the Basque Country.
My childhood rolled by in a calm and harmonious environment, surrounded by my maternal grandfather’s numerous spouses and ex-wives. Amongst them, it way grandmother Anastasia that made an everlasting impression on me, teaching me to read, cook, draw and paint from my early years on. It is to her that I owe thanks for infusing in a playful manner, my love for books and the arts.



 Years later, as a boarder at a Salesian College, I recall having signed up for a correspondence course in drawing from Mexico with a schoolmate and I covering the fees. I was 12 years old. Two years later, to my surprise and delight, my then history teacher organized my first exhibition and a collection of my works of ancient Greek and Egyptian figures in pencil lead and willow wood on 100 by 70 cm Bristol paper was proudly on show at Montevideo’s 32ond High School.

 The Bristol paper I used was leftover from my grandfather’s old artificial flower factory. I fondly remember that it was the raw material from which the paper and wax flowers that enchanted my childhood were made. I to this day still hold fond memories of the smell of hot paraffin floating through the large and endless corridors of the factory and of the soft texture of the supple and strange-feeling warm wax as I worked it with my fingers.

 Perhaps the origins of my family or the numerous stories I had heard or even my own curiosity lead me to decide at the age of 18, to travel the world. When asked the purposed of this trip, I would respond that since I am part of it, I should at least get to know it. No one dared contradict me. Although my priorities lay in studying philosophy and psychology followed by literature and the fine arts, I was still unsure of my final choice of studies. The one thing I was sure of was that each passing day in the then unbreathable atmosphere engulfing the area made life seem uncertain and unbearable. Freedom suffered greatly throughout the continent and that only reinforced my decision to pack my bags.

 My travels began in South America but what was meant to be a one year sabbatical turned into an 8 adventure that took me through South America, the US, all of Europe and Scandinavia, North Africa, the Middle East andx… lots of islands.


 While I was preparing and dreaming of my trip, I hung a world map on the bedroom wall and indicated my ports of call using red and green drawing pins. Red coded destinations where those I really wanted to visit and spend some time at, while the green ones indicated a passing curiosity, a place to skim through. Geneva was coded in green.

Knocking about around the globe for many years makes sedentary life difficult to readjust to and that is what attracted me to Geneva, a place I felt one could transit through, where one does not take roots, a place you can easily escape from. And yet I have been living here since 1984 and am father of 3. I spend my time between Geneva and Barcelona where I collaborate with architects on projects that deal with the study of space and its relationship with light and have collaborated with the EAAS Group (European Architecture & Art Studio9 on projects since 1991. These involve exterior and interior spaces as well as public, private urban and natural space.

 The components of my reflections on the plastic arts are linked to all type of organic forms, as well the mineral or the vegetal life. Furthering my study into formal and plastic analysis, I call upon concepts such as the stratification of images, accumulations and repetition.

 In late 2001, health issues made walking uncomfortable for a few years and during this time, my garden became my own art studio.

 The latest works are a process of pictorial experimentation within this segment of this landscape.

Consultez les archives

> Nouvelles oeuvres de Qiu Jie

> Offrez une oeuvre pour noel

> Derniers jours de l'exposition Entrelacs à la Fondation Datris

> Nature, Exposition Mireille Fulpius

> Venise n'est pas en Italie

> Fondation Villa Datris

> Nicole Dufour au Manoir de Cologny

> Qiu Jie expose à Halle Nord Geneve

> Silvana Solivella expose au Musée de Pully

> Jean-Bernard Butin

> 8 novembre 2017 Portes ouvertes chez Michel Huelin

> Bernard Garo selected for Biennale in Beijing

> Bernard Garo à la galerie ArtDynasty

> Fanny Gagliardini à Genève

> Didier Jordan à Verbier

> Fanny Gagliardini expose

> Bernard Garo à La Fondation Arlaud

> Fanny Gagliardini à la Ferme de la Chapelle

> Jo Fontaine à l'Abbaye de Bonmont

> Michel Huelin à Paris

> Silvana Solivella

> Fanny Gagliardini à Lons-le-Saunier

> Olivier Saudan

> Exposition de Jo Fontaine à l'Abbaye de Bonmont

> Cabinet des curiosités, Verbier

> Joyeux Noël et Bonne Année

> Charles de Montaigu expose

> EA épreuve d'artiste à Palexpo

> Silvana Solivella à Assens

> Exposition avec Michel Huelin et Christianne Grimm

> Exposition F.Gagliardini à Lyon et à Genève

> Fanny Gagliardini à genève et à Lyona lyon

> Portes ouvertes d'atelier d'Axelle Snakkers

> Michel Huelin expose à Egenheim près de Bâle

> Portes ouvertes d'atelier de Fanny Gagliardini

> Silvana Solivella

> Jean Bernard Butin à Vevey et Annecy

> Jean-Marie Borgeaud au musée de l'Ariana

> Joyeuse année 2015

> Porte ouverte et nouveautés

> Invitation au voyage. Jura 2014

> Nicole Dufour présente ses tressages et photographies

> Art et Architecture 2014

> Fanny Gagliardini un peu partout

> Claire Guanella à Saint-gall

> Exposition de photos

> Michel Huelin solo show

> Olivier Saudan au Genev'Art Space

> Fanny Gagliardini a la Ferme de la Chapelle

> Mireille Fulpius a la Ferme de Chosal

> Olivier Saudan à Saint François

> Exposition Vue sur le Rhône, f.Gagliardini JM.Borgeaud

> Mireille Fulpius: Fête du Solstice

> Mireille Fulpius au Chateau de Ratilly

> Humanites, Fanny Gagliardini

> Nicole Dufour, Art et Architecture

> Cooking from a Mesolithic Garden and other stories

> Cooking from a Mesolithic Garden and other stories

> Porte ouverte d'atelier

> Axelle Snakkers a la ferme de la Chapelle

> Geraldo de Barros chez artbongard

> Transfiguration - de Christiane Grimm au Rolex Learning Center

> Nouvel artiste chez Artbongard, Geraldo de Barros

> Fanny Gagliardini

> Daniel Orson Yabarra Davos-Genève-Verbier

> Offrez un portrait par un artiste professionnel

> L'hermitage des nuages, exposition de F-Gagliadini et J-B. Butin

> Decouvrez notre show room au coeur de Genève

> Exposition L'Hermitage des nuages

> Beatrice Helg Photographies

> Fanny Gagliardini et Jean Bernard Butin au Musée

> Jane Le Besque septembre 2012

> Jo Fontaine à Meyrin

> Jean Marie Borgeaud expose à la Fondation de l'Estrée

> Nouvelle artiste chez artbongard

> Michel Huelin à Lausanne

> Mireille Fulpius expose

> Batrice Helg à Venise

> Axelle Snakkers expose

> Axelle Snakkers au Centre culturel du Manoir de Cologny

> Axelle Snakkers au Manoir de Cologny

> Tsuyu, Bruit d'un essaim qui passe,

> Bruit d'un essaim qui passe, Tsuyu

> 1ere exposition Tsuyu à Genève

> Fanny Gagliardini à Annecy

> Claire Guanella expose à Zurich

> Mayte Vieta et Tsuyu à Genève

> Exposition de Claire Guanella, Michel Huelin, Nicole Dufour et Silvana Solivella

> Invitation à des rencontres avec les artistes à Verbier

> Evènements a Verbier et Genève

> Michel Huelin à Verbier

> Expositions à Verbier et rencontres avec des artistes

> Exposition Jane Le Besque à Verbier

> Fanny Gagliardini expose à Lyon

> Expositions à Genève et Lyon

> Rencontre avec les artistes à Genève

> Artbongard Gallery in Verbier

> Rencontres avec Silvana Solivella en janvier 2012

> Artbongard à Verbier

> Rencontres agendées en 2012

> Deux magnifiques exposition à Geneve

> Silvana Solivella à Genève avec 2 expositions

> Aline Kundig et Didier Jordan à Nyon

> Derniers jours de l'exposition de photographies

> Visages de la lumière Christiane Grimm

> Jean Bernard Butin expose à Annecy

> Exposition de photographies

> Artbongard et Alternative Art Space

> Dans le secret des Ateliers

> Fanny Gagliardini expose à Annecy

> Maryam Salour expose à Cologny

> Artbongard et Alternative Art Space

> Alkyd & Pixels Michel Huelin

> Qiu Qie expose à Genève

> Quid Novi, Maurice Castella

> Silvana Solivella expose à la villa Bernasconi

> Fanny Gagliardini à Annecy

> Mireille Fulpius expose

> Miroirs, exposition de photographies

> Jardin ouvert

> Porte ouverte chez Jo Fontaine

> Michèle Lechevalier, photographies

> Porte ouverte chez Jo Fontaine, sculpteur

> Exposition photographies d'Arpad Polgar

> Exposition d'Axelle Snakkers

> Jo Fontaine expose

> Claire Guanella à Saint Gall

> Arpad Polgar vous invite

> Olivier Saudan à Martigny

> Le trait déployé

> Yves Dana à Bâles

> Nicole Dufour

> Qiu Jie a Lille

> Claire Guanella

> Charles de Montaigu

> Porte ouverte d'atelier d'Aline Kundig

> Fanny Gagliardini et Jo Fontaine

> Swoosh! Maria Bill

> Jane Lebesque à Lyon

> Maurice Castella expose

> Michel Huelin à Paris

> Murales, perspective du photographe Didier Jordan

> Jane Lebesque et Fanny Gagliardini

> Murales, perspective du photographe Didier Jordan

> Exposition de Photographies

> Jo Fontaine à Evian

> 1980-2010 Jean Bernard Butin

> Sculptures de Jo Fontaine à Evian

> Portraits d'Afrique

> Mireille Fulpius et Michel Huelin vous invitent

> Claire Guanella vous invite à nouveau

> Julie Maret expose à Marseille

> Deux nouvelles occasions de rencontrer Michel Huelin

> Michel Huelin ouvre son atelier

> Didier Jordan expose à la Galerie

> Jean Marie Borgeaud expose à Neuchâtel

> Fanny Gagliardiny et jean Bernard Butin à La Biennale des arts plastiques

> Jane Le Besque à la tsr

> N.Crispini, Cyril Kobler et Michel Huelin exposent

> Jane lebesque vous invite

> Didier Jordan expose

> Claire Guanella et Danielle Argov

> Sergio Durante

> Yves Dana

> Michel Huelin

> Arpad Polgar

> Maria Bill

> Jean-Marie Borgeaud

> Cyril Kobler

> Yves Dana sculptures

> Claire Guanella

> Michel Huelin et Ladina Gaudenz vous invitent

> Jane Le Besque à Genève et en Belgique

> Sergio Durante expose ses gravures

> La Galerie expose 100 photographes

> Claire Guanella à Martigny

> Nadereh Sursock

> Toubab

> Performance-Installation-Musique

> Carnet d'atelier

> Michel Huelin

> Fanny Gagliardini nous ouvre son atelier et son jardin

> Nicole Dufour