Yuri Lysenko’s work combines pastel drawings, charcoal, oil, and acrylic paintings using various techniques in different formats, and more recently, abstract expressionism has become his sphere of expression.
Born in the former Soviet Union in 1973, he has been interested in visual arts since childhood. As a teenager, he won several national competitions. He continued to paint during his military career until the end of 2001 - and his last years as an assistant with recognized army painters.
He participated in the Paul Werner International Portrait Competition, but his work, "Self-Portrait," did not make it to the finals. It was, however, exclusively selected and exhibited at the Beaux Arts, Paris, in 2001.
In 2017, he trained in post-war abstract art at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York. Portraitists largely inspire his work: Modigliani, Nikolai Fechin, Nikolai Blokhin, and abstract artists of the postwar period: Roy Lichtenstein, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rotko, Gerhard Richter.
Yuri has exhibited at Beaux Arts, Paris, and MoMA, New York, receiving international recognition for his artistic talent.
Exhibitions and competitions
Exhibition of work of students of the course of Abstract Art., MOMA - (New York, USA) 2018.
Exhibition Cultural Russian Week, cultural center Fluya - (Guadalajara, Mexico) 2017.
Adriana Valdes Gallery Exhibition - (Guadalajara, Mexico) 2017.
Illustration of the article "Les enfants du Kosovo" (Children of Kosovo) for Midi free magazine of national circulation - (France) 2002.
Exhibition at the Correnson Castle - (Saint-Geniès-de-Comolas, France) 2001.
Exhibition in Fine Arts of Paris, selected from the Paul Werner International portrait contest - (Paris, France) 2001.
National Drawing Exhibition - (Tbilisi, Georgia) 1990.
Drawing contest of the Rustavi House of Culture, 1st prize - (Rustavi, Georgia) 1983.
Drawing and painting course, teacher: Marie-Claude Delcourt - (France) 1998.
Acrylic teacher techniques course: Gabriella Villarreal - (Mexico) 2017.
Course "In the Studio: Postwar Abstract Painting" by the Museum of Modern Art MoMA - (New York) 2017.