Youri Leroux
(b. 1972 in Croix, France)

Youri Leroux comes from the North of France, a region whose landscapes have seduced so many artists. His first exhibition was held at Le Masquerel (France) and included fifteen artists, when he sold his first paintings. The highlights of 1997 and 1998 were his wedding and the birth of his first child. His painting evolved, his work focused more on the curves of the female body and the plumpness, sensuality, shapes and shadows that it emanates. After traveling in North Africa, be began to focus on his backing materials and was a very successful and impressive medium, giving the viewer the urge to approach and caress his paintings. In 2000, he traveled to New York, where he feasted on verticality and asymmetries that were in sharp contrast to his supple work on the female body.

In early 2001, encouraged by true art lovers and the success of his paintings, he left his job as an architect to devote himself to his art. He subsequently applied these geometric ideas in a literary theme, more intimate and reassuring – perspectives, depth, repetitions, an enormous library or just three books with straight lines and the effects afforded by contrasting materials. Looking out from his open workshop, many things inspire him. Through the lovely Breton coast, he reveals to us his third pictorial theme – the combination of feminine curves and asymmetric libraries suggesting old sailboat parts. A veritable sail dance! This is how he expresses his desire for freedom.

Since2003, Youri’s “Literature” theme is becoming more about “Writing”. He is accumulating materials and paint, brushing and scratching in order to reach the firstly applied material. He is creating several layers, always looking for a new effect of light and colors. A touching and moving kind of small “writing” born from his new abstract paints... his fourth pictorial theme. Right up to today, his work remains centered around these four main themes of eroticism, travel, literature and writing.

Has been with Sin Sin Fine Art since 2004.

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Youri Leroux

Artworks

YOURI LEROUX Big Mat. Y III mixed-media on canvas 100 x 81 cm | 2010 in Youri Leroux | 9 Oct - 6 Nov 2012 | a solo exhibition
YOURI LEROUX Big Mat. Y I mixed-media on canvas 100 x 81 cm | 2010 in Youri Leroux | 9 Oct - 6 Nov 2012 | a solo exhibition
YOURI LEROUX Big Mat. Y II mixed-media on canvas 146 x 114 cm | 2011 in Youri Leroux | 9 Oct - 6 Nov 2012 | a solo exhibition
YOURI LEROUX BM IX mixed-media on canvas 130 x 89 cm | 2010 in Youri Leroux | 9 Oct - 6 Nov 2012 | a solo exhibition
YOURI LEROUX BM Noir mixed-media on canvas 130 x 195 cm | 2011 in Youri Leroux | 9 Oct - 6 Nov 2012 | a solo exhibition
YOURI LEROUX Untitled 1 mixed-media on canvas 100 x 65 cm | 2011 in Echo of Nature | 22 Apr - 12 May 2010 | a solo exhibition
YOURI LEROUX Untitled 2 mixed-media on canvas 92 x 65 cm | 2011 in Echo of Nature | 22 Apr - 12 May 2010 | a solo exhibition
YOURI LEROUX Mat. Y I mixed-media on canvas 130 x 195 cm | 2011 in Echo of Nature | 22 Apr - 12 May 2010 | a solo exhibition
YOURI LEROUX Mat Y. V mixed-media on canvas 114 x 162 cm | 2011 in Echo of Nature | 22 Apr - 12 May 2010 | a solo exhibition
YOURI LEROUX Pays. Gratt V mixed-media on canvas 130x97 cm | 2011 in Echo of Nature | 22 Apr - 12 May 2010 | a solo exhibition
YOURI LEROUX Sans Titre mixed-media on canvas 110 x 110 cm | 2010 in Echo of Nature | 22 Apr - 12 May 2010 | a solo exhibition
YOURI LEROUX Sans Titre mixed-media on canvas 146 x 114 cm | 2010 in Echo of Nature | 22 Apr - 12 May 2010 | a solo exhibition
YOURI LEROUX Mat. Y. II mixed-media on canvas 73 x 54 cm | 2009 in Echo of Nature | 22 Apr - 12 May 2010 | a solo exhibition