About Yuri Tremler, Ukrainian (1961 – )
Yuri Tremler was born in the Ukraine in 1961. He Attended the College of Arts in Kharkov. Later he continued his studies at the Kharkov Art & Design Academy and the Gall Design School in Germany, and worked as a theater decorator as as interior designer.
In 1996 Tremler immigrated to Israel, where he tried his hand in crafts and jewelry, further refining his sensibilities regarding texture, shape and function. In Israel many new materials became available to the artist – multimedia of acrylics, pastes and varnishes opened a whole range of new possibilities to Tremler. After two years he became a full time painter; exhibiting his works regularly in Israel and the United States.
Between 1988 and 2003 Tremler created a large body of paintings, which have combined both figurative and abstract approach His closely related compositions show female silhouettes and goblets, flowers and vases, often playing with the use of light, all within the context of interior settings. Yuri’s concentration on color and texture is paramount. The artist reflects: “Besides the search for a new language in the decorative painting, I am Intrigued by the contrast between shiny and matte surfaces, planes and volumes”.
His paintings please the eye with a richness of color, a great sense of color balance and confident brushwork. One can find echoes of the avant-garde movements from the early 20th century, themes of bohemian lifestyles, or memories of conversation over a cocktail from long ago.
Subjects of Tremler’s paintings seem to be distant and blurred, but the catch poetic moments of life. Yuri’s art reminds us of a sudden still life, left after an intimate party, of time spent with friends, or a shared past which still excites. Sometimes whimsical, sometimes nostalgic, Tremler’s art reaches inward to the basic emotions of humanity.