Yury Darash was born in Belarus. Upon graduation the Belarusian State Academy of the Arts he began a career in the illustration and graphic design field, painting in his spare time. After several successful solo shows in the 90's, Yury started to devote his full attention to visual arts. Making this career change, he moved to Toronto Canada. Being a full time artist Yury became an Elected member of the Society of Canadian Artists in 2009. In 2010 he moved to Florida and opened the second studio in Lake Worth. Currently his artworks are represented by dozen of art galleries in USA, Canada and Europe. His works were shown at some prestigious International Art Fairs, like: SCOPE (Miami, New York), Toronto International Art Fair, SOFA (Chicago), New York ART EXPO, Red Dot, etc.
A two dimensional communication between color, form, shape and line is the base for “pure” abstraction. In my practice I elaborate the situation when the layers of 2D image start to obtain 3rd. dimension by projecting the own shadows. It shows the transition from “pure” abstraction to figurative image without a formal narrative. This is the way how an IDEA (abstract) becomes a THING (object).