Yury Darashkevich is one of those figurative painters that gets it, in my opinion. In Darashkevich’s paintings, he is interested in how his subjects responds to the most simplest and slightest differences in color, line, texture, and/or pattern in his pieces.
Although his subjects are surrounded by, what Darashkevich calls, “Great Nothing”, it’s almost as if the subjects are enhanced further more by the medium in which he brings to life through drips, scratches, and random lines of color. His technique may be simple, but effective in drawing the viewer into his pieces to engage with this subjects as his mediums do on the wooden panels.
Darashkevich is originally from Asipovichi, Belarus, but currently is based out of Toronto, Canada. Paint on good sir, paint on.