Yuri Averin is a young Russian artist who has cut his teeth in the streets of Krasnoyarsk in Siberia, growing closer to the Graffuturism movement.
Drawing his inspiration from the abstraction of one of his mentors, Vassily Kandinsky, 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. “I gave a lot of thoughts to the way the African people connects themselves to the earth, I did many researches about rituals and I translated these ideas into abstract shapes.”
« So-edinenie », Enisey gallery. Krasnoyarsk, Russia
« Wall elements#2″, Group show and book project, Saint-Petersburg, Moscow, Russia
Mister Freeze Group show Tolouse, France
« Totemism », presentation of end of residency, Jardin Rouge, Marrakesh, Morocco
« Jardin Rouge », Art residency, Jardin Rouge, Marrakesh, Morocco
« Press », collective exhibition, Kamenka gallery, Krasnoyarsk, Russia
« Compos-Motion », The wall with Vadim Fomin, Art residency « Taiga », Krasnoyarsk, Russia
« Composition – 1″, linocutting project, A.G.Pozdeev Foundation, Krasnoyarsk, Russia
« Planet jam », The wall, Krasnoyarsk, Russia
« Pigment #5″, The wall and collective exhibition, Novosibirsk, Russia
« G-Shock x Codered », contest, Moscow, Russia
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