Artist Yuri Leonov is an up and coming New Contemporary artist who recently graduated from the School of Visual Arts’ Illustration program. Â He’s been painting since he was 13, thus his skills with a brush areÂ exemplaryÂ to say the least. Â Moody and thoughtful, his work explores his “inner conflicts and fluctuating surroundings” via series of paintings that are heavily planned out.
About a year ago, Yuri joined forces with some of his peers to put together an artist collective calledÂ Artillery, which has been working with galleries and alternative spaces in New York and Brooklyn to put up a group show about once every six months or so. Â Artillery is about to put up its latest exhibition, Love and Other Drugs,Â at a new store on the Lower East Side’s Orchard Street, Grit N Glory.
Check out Yuri’s site here and, if you’re in New York come to the opening of Love and Other Drugs on February 10th. [edit: The opening has a mandatory RSVP. Please check out Yuri’s website for more info.]