Yuri AVERIN – TOTEMISM
Jardin Rouge I February 2017
After two residencies, Yuri Averin experiments and develops a series of paintings based on geometric abstraction that he called Totemism. As in a spiritual quest, the artist meditates on shapes and colours in order to find the ideal combinations that would turn his abstraction into an artwork. On canvases, Yuri Averin transcribed his feeling and his researches about African peoples, the connections they have with the earth and the concept of ritual.