If you love Jwan Yosef’s art then you might be his fan. Here are facts about the painter and the husband of Ricky Martin including his net worth.
Jwan Yosef: An Openly Gay Painter
If you are intrigued by plastic arts, then you perhaps know Jwan Yosef. He is the husband of Ricky Martin. Ricky is an actor, singer, and an author. Jwan Yosef is a self-established artist and painter. The painter is based in London, England and specializes in plastic arts, making art for sale. Yosef made headlines this month after he married Ricky Martin. The painter is openly gay and is not afraid to talk about his sexuality. Yosef’s father is a Syrian Kurdish while his mother is Armenian and a Christian. He was born in Ras al-Ayn. Yosef’s first name means beautiful and young in his father’s language. His family moved to Sweden where Yosef joined a painting school in Stockholm. After he was done with school, he proceeded to the Konstfack University College which specified in arts, crafts, and design. Yosef graduated with a BA in Fine Arts. He continued with his studies at the Central Saint Martins and earned an MA in Fine Arts in 2011.
Amazing Facts About The Painter
He is very talented at what he does
As a high ranked painter, Yosef’s work has been displayed in exhibitions and even had his solo exhibitions in 2013 and 2015. Yosef won two awards for his art in 2003. The first one was the Threadneedle Prize then the BEERS Contemporary Award for Emerging Art. His choice is always plastic, and he rarely works with paper. Yosef’s uniqueness pays him more, affecting his net worth positively. Martin told Ellen that even before he knew Yosef, he admired his work. He stated that he was a collector and he found Yosef’s work so fascinating. Martin also added that Yosef’s art drove him crazy that he collected the art and its painter. Now Martin helps his husband create the art for sale.
Yosef has walked the red carpet with his partner
There were speculations that Yosef and Martin were in a serious relationship and were even staying together. The tabloids followed the story to find some good content but found none as Yosef and Martin’s relationship was very private. Not long, Yosef and Martin settled the rumors by confirming about their relationship in 2016 by appearing on the red carpet. Yosef and Martin were engaged at the time, and they had attended the amfAR Inspiration Gala that was going down in Sao Paolo, Brazil. Martin also posted a photo of himself and Yosef on Instagram.
Different things inspire the painter
In an interview, Yosef revealed that his art is inspired by things which he is unable to get out of his mind. The painter added that he is only able to create something outstanding when he is consumed by his obsession, and it can be just anything. Yosef goes through Tumblr to find images that can give him an idea and credits his work to artists such as Jaan Toomik, Neo Rauch, and Gerhard Richter. Yosef also stated that finding inspiration wasn’t hard to him and he always naturally drew something. It looked obvious to Yosef when he was young that painting was his thing, but it wasn’t something one would perfect overnight.
Sexuality has been a significant part of his career
Even with the legalization of same-sex marriages in most developed countries, gay people still face resistance from some communities and people. As a result, some gay people still hide behind the closet. But Yosef is open about his status. In fact, Yosef said that his sexuality played a crucial role in most of his arts. Yosef also stated that sexuality was the key to his work, and not in a way that presented some explicit content or objects but more like a sense of attraction.
Jwan Yosef has so much love for food
Yosef claimed that his art is not the only thing that he fell in love with, but also food. Immediately he lands on the airport in a city; he goes to find a restaurant to taste their food. His hobby while in London is going into the city and finding a new restaurant every time to find out how sweet their food is. However, Yosef’s favorite is a toast and eggs for breakfast and prefers super raw meat. At least we know what Martin wakes up to prepare almost every morning.
He also loves books
An artist who is inspired by many things would surely be inspired by books too. At least books would be part of those things. And Yosef loves reading when he is not painting. Yosef revealed that he loves to read books while basking. When asked what he does more between watching movies and reading he said reading. Joseph, in fact, admitted that after art, the next thing that he does mostly is reading.
Yosef’s Net Worth
Yosef has a net worth of $400,000 while his husband, Martin has a net worth of $60 million. That’s over a hundred times his husband, Yosef’s fortune. Yosef has made his net worth through art for sale while his husband has made acting and music.
Jwan Yosef ushered in the year in style. It takes a lot of courage to come out as gay. Regardless of his sexuality, people should appreciate Yosef for his contribution as an artist. But let’s just say that by Yosef becoming gay, it was a big blow to many girls who admire him.