Yuri Masnyj

Published February 2, 2010 by Molly



Aside from having a name with an excellent consonant-to-vowell ratio, Yuri Masnyj has incredible drawing talents, a knack for scuptural ingenuity and an eye for perfectly contained explosions of color. No kidding. Balancing swaths of skeletal white space with densely-packed inches of line and color, Masnyj draws inspiration from architectural drawings and graphic design to produce totally original works that engage directly (and rigorously) with art history.

Hailing from Washington D.C. and currently living in New York City, Masnyj “challenges the boundaries between media and, in the process, invites us into a fictive world in ruins that has all the ambiguities of our real one” (that’s from the Whitney Biennial catalogue.)

For pictures of the artist at work (and leaping in midair!), click here.

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One comment so far

  1. Really nice to stumble over you, Spike. Lucky I didn’t hurt myself. Love your work.