Yeliza’s work combines unconventional stylistic elements. Hair melts into a rainbow of vibrant colors while the background remains monochrome in typical Pop Art style. The faces have a sculptural appearance, feeling almost as though they are chiseled from stone. This imbues her large-format acrylic paintings with something monumental – there is an exciting contrast within the pieces.
Through her unexpected compositions, Yeliza brings contradictions together. The artist celebrates diversity, making a statement with her multifaceted pieces. “The paintings show the most diverse body types, ages, backgrounds, and ethnicities,” Yeliza says. At the same time, she wants to create a female image free from societal pressures. “I believe in women and feminism. That is why my Poster Girls won’t let themselves be pigeon-holed.” It is quite possibly this freeing, affirmative spirit that makes us feel inexplicably connected to these works of art.