Yuri Tayshete Art
Yuri Tayshete, American (born 1970, Ichikawa City, Japan) is a self-taught artist who mainly works with oil painting. By applying dynamic brush strokes and fresh colors, Tayshete creates intense poetic moments created by means of ordinary subjects. Tayshete currently lives and works in New York City.
My ultimate goal is in finding harmony in the universe by looking at everyday things that affirm each other. I want to portray this view of the world through my still-life paintings. My paintings also bring out the dialog between light and shadow; inorganic and organic; and natural and synthetic.
I employ alla prima techniques to emphasize the ephemerality of my painting. This renders the freshest and cleanest colors, which give the paintings a vivid and playful atmosphere. In addition to the alla prima technique, painting primarily with a large brush provides bold and dynamic forms to my paintings.
Through a truncated, bird's-eye view of the composition, I aim to invoke contemporary aesthetics, poetic, calm, and isolated feelings. These paintings hope to capture the fleeting, yet strong relations that exist between ordinary objects. No same painting can be created if any one of the elements of those everyday things is changed, denied, or disconnected, including myself.