Recent paintings and prints by Yuri Shimmyo

A series of finely observed moments, translated onto canvas from snapshots of everyday life. The scenes are quiet and intimate: a dental examination, a haircut, a child playing in the park. Depicting solitary or pairs of figures, Yuri’s paintings probe the relationship between figure and space, and reveal a closeness between artist and subject.

Art Exhibition previously on at Hardware Gallery in Newtown precinct, New South Wales, Australia.
From Saturday 18 July 2009 to Saturday 01 August 2009
Launch Saturday 18 July 2009, 2-4pm / Exhibition continues Tues-Sat 11am-5pm

Red, Blue, Green, Yellow image

Published by anonymous on Tuesday 07 July 2009.
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Most of Yuri’s subjects are family, with her son Jeremy a recurring muse. Yuri’s style traverses realism and surrealism, with finely captured subjects and an eye for detail. Settings are dream-like and her palette tilts either side of under- or super-saturated. Born in Japan, Yuri moved to Sydney at the age of eleven. She attended Julian Ashton Art School from 1996-2000.