bio and statement

Women and Beauty

Born in Asipovichi, Belarus.  Graduated from the Belarusian State Academy of the Arts in 1985. Upon graduation began a career in the illustration and graphic design field, painting in his spare time. After several successful solo shows in the early 90's, he started to devote full attention to art making.  He then moved to Toronto Canada, and became an Elected member of the Society of Canadian Artists in 2009. In 2010 moved to Florida and opened a  second studio in Lake Worth. Currently his artworks are exhibited in art galleries in US, Canada and Europe.


"This work is about motions and emotions that shape the fragile and unstable element of the human consciousness. Yuri tries to recreate the path of  intuition, which gives us visual preferences and shapes our definition of IDEAL.  His works are about visual perception and the ways in which human forms respond to the color, line, shape, texture or pattern. I collect loose emotions as purposely-scattered elements of the image, and bring them back together to discover the definition of ALTERED beauty."

Yuri Darash, Miami, FL

Yuri Darash, Miami, FL