Veselik Yuri

Exhibitions

2018 - personal exhibition at an exhibition hall, Lipetsk
2013 - personal exhibition at «Agora Gallery», New York
2011 - «Golden hands of Russia» group exhibition, Moscow

2019 - an exhibition of Lipetsk artists’ works, Vladimir
2019 - an exhibition of Lipetsk artists’ works, Kursk
2019 - interregional contest-festival of S. Kosenkov
2018 - personal exhibition at an exhibition hall, Lipetsk
2017 - an exhibition of Lipetsk artists’ works, Ryazan
2017 - interregional contest-festival of S. Kosenkov
2017 - «The artists of Lipetsk for Voronezh» exhibition
2013 - personal exhibition at «Agora Gallery», New York
2011 - «Golden hands of Russia» group exhibition, Moscow

Yuri Veselik was born in Lipetsk in 1974 and now is a member of Russian Artists Unity.

The artist has graduated the Art Studio under the direction of L. Burakov (1982-1986), Children Art Studio №1 of Lipetsk (1986-1990), Educational Research and Production Centre of Artistic Painting (1990-1994), LSPU Artistic Graphic Faculty (1996-2001).

«I was introduced to the art world in my early childhood. The life in a family of artists and the atmosphere of creativity has basically left me no choice and at the age of 10 I have already decided who I want to become. Since then I was studying at an Art Studio under the direction of Leonid Burakov, who was an extraordinary person. For several years he has been teaching me the basics of fine art along with the ability to see beauty in everyday life. This gave me the will to continue my educational process and I was full of ideas. Further on I successfully passed the entrance exam to the LSPU Artistic Graphic Faculty.

I could not even describe the feeling of happiness that I was experiencing at the moment. I was enjoying the freedom of self-expression, the play of different colours and techniques. Among the artists of the past that gave birth to different art styles I was definitely most inspired by Claude Monet and Paul Gaugin. The works of these two artists truly resonated with me and was really close to what I myself was feeling.

Particular roles in my growth as an artist was played by professors Vladimir Zlobin and Rurik Lomonosov. I basically absorbed their experience and mastery. It seems to me that these two people are the ones who have given me the codes and keys to understanding art.

After my university graduation I started to paint a lot. Nevertheless counting trivial details of nature was never an objective in itself. Creating an image through atmosphere is much more interesting. As I see it, each new canvas is not only providing endless artistic opportunities, but also is a means to see the world in a new light and record short periods of the real moving world on a static painting. As each artist does, I hope that my best works are yet to come!»

Yuri takes active part in exhibitions, cooperates with regional museums of culture and art - the artist is teaching master classes dedicated to artistic development for children.