Yuri Lysenko is a French painter of Soviet origin living in Guadalajara, Mexico. 

After the Soviet Union's disintegration, he left Ukraine in 1995 to pursue a military career in the Foreign Legion in France. During this period, he painted murals and produced his work "The Children of Kosovo," resulting from his participation with the UN blue helmets in 2000. 

A year later, his work "Self Portrait" was selected and exhibited at the Beaux Arts (Paris) as part of a national painting contest. Also, in 2001 he left the Foreign Legion to join civilian life. 

During this period, he painted portraits and nudes with pastels and sanguine. 

He arrived in Mexico in 2016, and there he discovered abstract painting, with which he found a different way of expression through movement and color. Most of his paintings are in oil, although he also has some in acrylic and mixed media. 

In 2018 his painting "Les Primaires" was selected and exhibited digitally at MoMA (New York). 

His paintings denote his mastery in the handling of color and shapes, filling canvases with life in which balance, peace, and joy of life are captured.

Exhibitions and competitions.

2019 The Russian Spirit, Galeria Adriana Valdés, Guadalajara, Mexico.

2018 Artbox.Projects 1.0, New York, USA.
MoMA Abstract Art Students Exhibition, New York, USA.

2017 Russian Cultural Week, Cultural center Fluya, Guadalajara, Mexico.
Autumn, Galeria Adriana Valdés, Guadalajara, Mexico.

2002 Children of Kosovo (Les enfants du Kosovo), Correnson Castle, Saint-Geniès-de-Comolas), France.

2001 Solo Exhibition, Correnson Castle, Saint-Geniès-de-Comolas, France.
Paul-Luis Weiller Competition, Academy of Fine Arts, Paris, France.

1990 National Drawing Exhibition, Tbilisi, Georgia.

1983 Drawing contest, Rustavi, Georgia.


1998 Drawing and painting, teacher: Marie-Claude Delcourt, France.

2017 Acrylic techniques course: Gabriella Villarreal, Guadalajara, Mexico.
"In the Studio: Postwar Abstract Painting", Museum of Modern Art MoMA, New York, USA.