Yury Lobo Exhibits New Work At Art On Park Gallery, Artists Of Palm Beach County Offer Free Classes, Workshops, Poetry Events

Art on Park Gallery, home of  Artists of Palm Beach County, presents new artworks by Yury Lobo.  He was raised in a small rural town in Russia, where the signs “No Trespassing” hung on every door. By pure chance, at the age of 12, Yury and his mother attended the first American Exhibition in Moscow.  He was particularly struck by the painting, “Cathedral” by American abstract expressionist, Jackson Pollock. That day changed the trajectory of his life forever! Pushing boundaries, Yury found freedom in the United States, being fully opened to new heights of artistic expression. The Rickie Report shares details of his newest exhibit at Art on Park Gallery in Lake Park.  Meet the artist on Friday, August 24th at a free, opening reception.  We also list classes, free workshops and other events available at Art On Park Gallery.

 

 

 

 

Art on Park Gallery

www.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.com

For Artists by artists of all disciplines, media and price points

Monday through Saturday Noon to 6 PM

800 Park Avenue Lake Park, Florida 33403

561-345-2842

Y U R Y     L O B O

Opening Reception:

Friday, August 24

5 – 8 PM

Free and open to the Public

 Exhibit available August 13 to September 7th

“Exhausted” by Yury Lobo

 

 

Since his early childhood, Yury Slobodenuk has been fascinated with the world of wild colors and the art of collage. However, he never considered becoming a professional artist partly due to the lack of encouragement from his parents and partly due to the general disapproval of this “degenerate art” by the Soviet authorities. What stands out in his memory is a visit to the first American National Exhibition with his mother in July, 1959, featuring among others, Jackson Pollock’s “Cathedral”. Yury was shocked and amazed at the same time. He tells The Rickie Report, “Most visitors considered it a joke..in bad taste. But the impact on my subconscious at the age of 12 was life changing. That is why my interests centered later on with more avant-garde artists. I appreciate Van Gogh, Chagall, Kandinsky, Malevich, Picasso, Matisse, Miro, Brague, Warhol, Rothko, Klimt, Shiele, Modigliani and of course, Pollock.”

 

“Venus of Auschwitz” by Yury Lobo

 

Yury created a few paintings for close friends and family, trusting his inner instincts. Back then, in the USSR he didn’t have the courage to paint and share his passion for abstract expressionism and collage publicly. Keeping his painting mostly to himself, he pursued a career that was more economically sound. He received a Masters degree in German and English, studied the history of art and worked as a licensed multilingual guide at the majors art museums in the former USSR. He became a journalist, interpreter, German teacher, TV script writer.

 

“Beatles Undivided” by Yury Lobo

 

 

 

Having fled the USSR in 1991 for political reasons, Yury first established himself in Miami and pursued his journalism career, working for several Russian-American newspapers. Later, he started one of his own, but sold it in 2007 and moved to West Palm Beach, where he continues his career as a German teacher and now a contemporary artist. The freedom of expression in America has motivated and inspired Yury to fulfill the dream of his youth – sharing his creative side publicly. His artistic name, “Lobo” is a shortened form of his long Ukrainian last name, “Slobodenyuk”, which translates to ” a free man”. “Lobo” means “wolf”, the symbol of the tireless will, yearning for freedom.

 

 

Yury tells The Rickie Report, ” My fellow countryman, Kasimir Malevich once said, ‘Comrades, arise, free yourselves from the tyranny of objects!’ In this sense, I, like him, consider myself an abstract artist and a revolutionary. My battle cry is ‘Stop copying the world! Create a new one!’ Whoever is afraid of bright colors is afraid of life, which I am not”. Furthermore, Yuri confesses, ” I know it sounds nuts, but I consider myself a kind of modern reincarnation of the late Jackson Pollock who, in his own words was a “cowboy” painter. Like him, I’m painting “from the hip”, creating huge abstract compositions within minutes, using brusque wild strokes of bold colors. Some of my colleagues (part joking, part serious) are dubbing me “Jack The Whipper” for whipping that canvas with paint instead of dripping it as Jack The Dripper (Jackson Pollock) did”.

“Night in Lisbon” by Yury Lobo

 

 

 

Yury goes on to explain, “In the art of collage, I represent a completely different point of view. My slightly distorted collages are pretty close to reality and filled with hidden ironies and sometimes tragic messages. Being a history buff, I can’t help but act as the mocking bird, laughing at the human inability to learn from history…which of course sees that such ignorance is doomed to repeat itself. Every collage is a “time capsule” with a message to future generations. A true artist is about the inner energy which he or she tunnels to the public through the art. If there is no reaction at the receiving end, then the energy was either poor or lost in artistic translation”.

 

For More information about Yury Lobo’s art, film, and exhibit:

http://www.yuryloboart.com

 

 

 

Classes, Free Events, Poetry, Collage, Drawing…So Much More!

 

 

 

 

For more information:
APBC Art on Park Gallery
800 Park Avenue, Lake Park FL 33403
561-345-2842
http://www.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.com/

 

For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

Armory Art Center Offers Summer Camp For Grades 1 Through 12 And Summer Art Academy For Career-Minded High School Students

The “Summer Art Experience” at the Armory Art Center is filled with fun and creativity for grades 1 through 12. Innovative weekly themes include drawing, painting, sculpture, jewelry, fashion, ceramics, and printmaking. Teens can discover the latest developments in 3-D printing technology with the Armory’s new 3D jewelry and ceramics printers. Activities take place June 5 through August 4th. The Armory Summer Art Experience includes public receptions showing artwork created during each session and field trips. For high schoolers wanting to make their careers in art, check out the “Summer Art Academy”. The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to sign up before spaces are filled!

 

 

 

 

811 Park Place    West Palm Beach, FL 33401
561-832-1776     armoryart.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

Activities include:
• A week filled with high-quality art education
• Immersion in various creative techniques for diverse interests and skill building
• Excursions to local venues
• Public art show receptions in June and August

 

 

Registering online, by phone, or walk-in is quick and easy.

• Payment in full is required at the time of registration. Some weeks fill quickly—don’t delay!
• Register for as many weeks as you like.
• A $20 discount per week is provided for multiple enrollments within the immediate family or for one camper over multiple weeks.
• Membership is not required to attend Summer Art Experience.
• By purchasing a Youth or Family Membership, Summer Art Experience students will receive a 10% discount on all 8-week studio art classes during the year of their membership.
• Extended childcare in the morning and afternoon is available for an additional fee.

– Tuition assistance may be available upon approval of the financial assistance application found on our website at http://www.armoryart.org/scholarship.

– Tuition includes all art materials and one camp T-shirt.

– Students bring a lunch, two snacks, and beverages.

REFUND POLICY: Tuition is refundable up to five business days prior to the start of your camp week minus 10% of tuition for cancellation. Please note that there is no refund for a student dismissed from camp due to behavior which endangers or disrupts camp activities.  

 

Most instructors have a master’s degree in art and/or education and all have had a background check. Our camp leaders are skilled in working with youth in the arts. We look forward to providing a safe and enriching environment for your child.

 

 

JUMPSTART Grades 1 – 2
& ADVENTURES IN ART Grades 3 – 5

$235 per week*
*Weeks 2 and 6 will have field trips and have an additional fee of $23 per camper.

WEEK 1 June 5th-9th Hola Summer – Art of Latin America

WEEK 2 June 12th-16th Da Vinci to Degas* – The Human Figure & Portraits

WEEK 3 June 19th-23rd Abstract Expressionism – Celebrating Our Independence

WEEK 4 June 26th-30th Nature as Art – Bugs, Birds, & Botanicals All Around

Friday, June 30 4:30-6:30 pm Mid-Summer Exhibition & Reception
WEEK 5 July 10th-14th Pop Art with a POW! – Superhero Stories

WEEK 6 July 17th-21st Stargazers* – Van Gogh & Beyond

WEEK 7 July 24th-28th Medieval Myths & Art -Tales of Knights & Dragons

WEEK 8 July 31st- Aug 4th Exploring African Art – A Safari of Culture & Wildlife

Friday, Aug. 4th   4:30-6:30 pm Good Bye to Summer Exhibition

 

 

DAILY SCHEDULE FOR GRADES 1-5

9:00 – 10:30 am Early morning workshops
10:30 – 10:45 am Snack
10:45 am – 12:15 pm Mid-morning workshops
12:15 – 1:15 pm Lunch and recess
1:15 – 2:45 pm Mid-afternoon workshops
2:45 – 3:00 pm Snack
3:00 – 4:30 pm Late afternoon workshops

 

ROCKIN’ ART WORKSHOPS Grades 6 – 12

$285 per week
Age groups are divided according to weekly enrollment.

WEEK 1 June 5th–9th

Graffiti
OR
Cartooning
OR
Sculpture: Book Art

 

WEEK 2 June 12th-16th

Painting
OR
Digital and Video
OR
Fashion Accessories: Bead and Seed Weaving OR
Ceramics: Wheel Throwing and 3D Printing

 

WEEK 3 June 19th-23rd

Digital Photography
OR
Fashion: Upcycle
OR
Jewelry and 3D Printing
OR
Sculpture: Turn a Room Into Art

 

WEEK 4 June 26th-30th

Photoshop Fun With Your Photos
OR
Printmaking and Journaling
OR
Ceramics: Hand building and Raku

Friday, June 30th  4:30-6:30 pm Mid-Summer Exhibition & Reception

 

WEEK 5 July 10th-14th

Painting
OR
Photo Transfer Techniques: Cyanotype
OR
Soft Sculpture

 

WEEK 6 July 17th-21st

Digital Anime and Your Art
OR
Ceramics: Handbuilding and 3D Printing
OR
Jewelry and 3D Printing

 

WEEK 7 July 24th-28th

Digital Photography
OR
Printmaking: Block Prints and Pattern
OR
Ceramics: Glazing and Color

 

WEEK 8 July 31 – Aug 4th

Street Art
OR
Sculpture: Objects Big and Small
OR
Ceramics: Wheel Throwing and 3D Printing

Friday, Aug 4th  4:30-6:30 pm Good Bye to Summer Exhibition

 

When registering for Summer Art Academy, receive a 10% discount toward any of the Summer Art Experience classes.

(Summer Art Academy is designed for rising juniors and rising seniors who are career-minded students of the visual arts)

 

Preparing for College Scholarships?

Summer Art Academy was developed to help advanced students prepare for college scholarship opportunities and propel career-minded students of the visual arts. Two classes were developed with the guidance of visual art teachers from Bak Middle School of the Arts and Dreyfoos School of the Arts.

Looking for a scholarship to art school?
PRE-COLLEGE PORTFOLIO
REVIEW WORKSHOP
for Incoming Juniors

A student portfolio is a vital part of admission and scholarship decisions. This week-long workshop will assist students in the thoughtful selection and arrangement of pre-existing artwork. The instructor will make recommendations for work that needs to be added for the best outcome.
Emphasis will be placed on:
• Work process
• Technical and analytical skills
• Aesthetics
• Time management

Be prepared for the portfolio review
and admission process:
DAY 1: Introduce Yourself – As an artist, student, and visionary
Day 2: Critical Thinking – Is your portfolio complete?
Day 3: Digital Portfolio – How to clean up and post your work
Day 4: The Magical Order – What goes first, last, and in between
Day 5: Mock portfolio review session

Instructor: Amber Tutwiler

Amber is an instructor of sculpture at FAU. She attended Dreyfoos School of the Arts for Visual Art, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, and received her MFA from Florida Atlantic University
for Mixed Media.

Workshops are offered two times:
Monday through Friday | 10:30 am – 3:30 pm
Register for June 5-9, 2017
OR
Register for July 17-21, 2017
Tuition per workshop: $200

Be one step ahead…
INTENSIVE DRAWING & SCULPTURE WORKSHOP
for Incoming Freshmen

Rising freshmen in art school need to strengthen their two-dimensional and three-dimensional
skill sets. In this workshop young students will:
• Navigate drawing (2D) and sculpture (3D) as a powerful way to express how the artist sees
the world.
Explore drawing and sculpture materials and tools.
• Create using both imagined situations and observable nuances of the human figure and the
environment.
Sculpture……..10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Learn about volume, mass, and structure while building with clay.
Lunch and break 12:30 – 1:30 pm
Drawing……..1:30 – 3:30 pm

A focus will be on observational drawing such as perspective in interiors, the structure of the human body, and scale in a still life.

Sculpture Instructor: Joshua Davis

Joshua studied illustration at the Savannah College of Art and Design where he earned his BFA. At Florida University he earned his MFA with an emphasis in painting and industrial and mechanical design.

Drawing Instructor: Vishan Seenath

Vishan is a graduate of Dreyfoos School of the Arts and earned a BA in studio art at FSU. He attended West Dean College in the UK, where he earned an MFA in painting and drawing from the University of Sussex.

Workshops are offered two times:
Monday through Friday | 10:30 am – 3:30 pm
Register June 5-9, 2017
OR
Register July 17-21, 2017
Tuition per workshop: $200

When registering for these workshops, receive a 10% discount toward any of the Summer Art Experience studio classes, including 3D printing, digital design, ceramics, glass, fashion, and jewelry. armoryart.org/youthartcamps

For more information about these activities, classes, workshops or events for children or adults at the Armory Art Center:

armoryart.org

561.832.1776

 

 

 

 

For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

A Day At The Norton Includes Special Exhibits, Docent-Led Tours And Lunch

The Mandel JCC welcomes everyone to meet at the Norton Museum in West Palm for a docent-led tour of the museum’s current exhibits which will include: “From Degas to Van Gogh”; “O’Keeffe, Stettheimer, Torr, Zorach: Women Modernists in New York”; and “Women Artists of the 20th and 21st Centuries”.  On Wednesday, March 23, the tour is followed by lunch at The Café in the Norton. After lunch you are welcome to spend more time enjoying the Norton’s treasures. To provide the optimum experience, participants will be split into small groups for the tour. The the number of people for this excursion is limited to  40, on a first come basis, first serve basis. Please RSVP! The Rickie Report shares the details and reminds you that this is open to members and non-members!

 

 

 

Mandel jcc logo

Presents:

A Day at the Norton


 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

10:30 AM 


 

 

 

 

 

$40/Member; $48/Guest

Register:

www.jcconline.com

or Call  561-712-5232.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Norton Museum

1451 S. Olive Avenue    West Palm Beach, FL 33401

 

 

 

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Norton Museum

 

On this cultural day trip, participants will have the opportunity to visit the renowned Norton Museum in West Palm Beach. The museum itself was founded in 1941, by Ralph Hubbard Norton and his wife Elizabeth. The couple had a taste for the fine arts and spent many years building a personal collection of paintings and sculptures. Splitting their time between Chicago and West Palm Beach, the couple decided to move to South Florida permanently and share their private collection with the public.

 

 

 

 

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“The Poplars at Saint-Rémy” by Vincent Van Gogh

 

 

 

When Norton moved down here, he commissioned the distinguished firm of Wyeth & King to design the museum and the Art Deco/ Neo-Classic building opened their doors to the public on February 8, 1941. Today, their collection consists of more than 7,000+ works of art in the following areas: European, American, Chinese, Contemporary, and Photography.

 

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“Portrait of Myself” Florine Stettheimer

 

During your docent led tour, you will have the opportunity to visit the museum’s current exhibits which include: “From Degas to Van Gogh”;” O’Keeffe, Stettheimer, Torr, Zorach: Women Modernists in New York”; and “Women Artists of the 20th and 21st Centuries”. The tour is followed by lunch at The Café in the Norton. After lunch you are welcome to spend more time enjoying the Norton’s treasures.

 
To provide all of our patrons with the optimum experience, we will be splitting the tour into small groups. Therefore, we will be limiting the number of people for this excursion to 40 people, on a first- come-first-serve basis!

 

 

To learn more about this museum visit go to www.jcconline.com or Contact us at 561-712-5232.

This event is being held at:

Norton Museum at 1451 S. Olive Ave, West Palm Beach, FL 33401.

 

 

For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Yury Lobo Announces SOLO Exhibition and Documentary

Yury Lobo, has been dubbed “Jack The Whipper” by his fellow American artists. He was raised in a small rural town in Russia, in a conservative environment, where the signs “No Trespassing” hung on every door. By pure chance in 1959, at the age of 12, he and his mother attended the first American Exhibition in Moscow. Besides Cadillac cars and Coca Cola, Yury was particularly struck by the action painting, “Cathedral” by American abstract expressionist, Jackson Pollock ( Jack The Dripper). That day changed the trajectory of his life forever. Pushing boundaries, ignoring all “No Trespassing” signs internally and externally, Yury found freedom in the United States. He has finally fully opened up to new heights of artistic expression. The race to catch up with Pollock is ongoing… The Rickie Report shares details of his SOLO Exhibition at Artworks International in West Palm Beach, FL, February 12-13thThe public is invited to this Free Exhibit and there is ample free parking.  

 

 

Yuri Show

 

 

Y U R Y       L O B O

 

 

Since his early childhood, Yury Slobodenuk has been fascinated with the world of wild colors and the art of collage. However, he never considered becoming a professional artist partly due to the lack of encouragement from his parents and partly due to the general disapproval of this “degenerate art” by the Soviet authorities. What stands out in his memory is a visit to the first American National Exhibition with his mother in July, 1959, featuring among others, Jackson Pollock’s “Cathedral”. Yury was shocked and amazed at the same time. He tells The Rickie Report, “Most visitors considered it a joke..in bad taste. But the impact on my subconscious at the age of 12 was life changing. That is why my interests centered later on with more avant-garde artists. I appreciate Van Gogh, Chagall, Kandinsky, Malevich, Picasso, Matisse, Miro, Brague, Warhol, Rothko, Klimt, Shiele, Modigliani and of course, Pollock.”

 

YuriSlobodenuk2-Giants-Composition-No-2-(HomagetoKazimirMalevich-)

 

“Composition #2” by Yury Lobo

Homage to Kasimir Malevich

Acrylic on Canvas

48″ x 60″

 

Yury created a few paintings for close friends and family, trusting his inner instincts. Back then, in the USSR he didn’t have the courage to paint and share his passion for abstract expressionism and collage publicly. Keeping his painting mostly to himself, he pursued a career that was more economically sound. He received a Masters degree in German and English, studied the history of art and worked as a licensed multilingual guide at the majors art museums in the former USSR. He became a journalist, interpreter, German teacher, TV script writer.

 

YuriSlobodenukYellow Tulips after a violent snowstorm in May

“Yellow Tulips after a violent snowstorm in May” by Yury Lobo

Homage to Vincent Van Gogh

Acrylic on Board

24″ x 36″

 

Having fled the USSR in 1991 for political reasons, Yury first established himself in Miami and pursued his journalism career, working for several Russian-American newspapers. Later, he started one of his own, but sold it in 2007 and moved to West Palm Beach, where he continues his career as a German teacher and now a contemporary artist. The freedom of expression in America has motivated and inspired Yury to fulfill the dream of his youth – sharing his creative side publicly. His artistic name, “Lobo” is a shortened form of his long Ukrainian last name, “Slobodenyuk”, which translates to ” a free man”. “Lobo” means “wolf”, the symbol of the tireless will, yearning for freedom.

 

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“Infinity At My Fingertips” by Yury Lobo

Homage to Jackson Pollock

Acrylic on Board 27″ x 32″

 

 

 

 

Yury tells The Rickie Report, ” My fellow countryman, Kasimir Malevich once said, ‘Comrades, arise, free yourselves from the tyranny of objects!’ In this sense, I, like him, consider myself an abstract artist and a revolutionary. My battle cry is ‘Stop copying the world! Create a new one!’ Whoever is afraid of bright colors is afraid of life, which I am not”. Furthermore, Yuri confesses, ” I know it sounds nuts, but I consider myself a kind of modern reincarnation of the late Jackson Pollock who, in his own words was a “cowboy” painter. Like him, I’m painting “from the hip”, creating huge abstract compositions within minutes, using brusque wild strokes of bold colors. Some of my colleagues (part joking, part serious) are dubbing me “Jack The Whipper” for whipping that canvas with paint instead of dripping it as Jack The Dripper (Jackson Pollock) did”.

 

YuriSlobodenukAmericanaHomagetoElvisandMarilyn

 

“Americana” by Yury Lobo

Homage to Elvis and Marilyn

Mixed Media on Board

29″ x 35″

 

 

 

Yury goes on to explain, “In the art of collage, I represent a completely different point of view. My slightly distorted collages are pretty close to reality and filled with hidden ironies and sometimes tragic messages. Being a history buff, I can’t help but act as the mocking bird, laughing at the human inability to learn from history…which of course sees that such ignorance is doomed to repeat itself. Every collage is a “time capsule” with a message to future generations. A true artist is about the inner energy which he or she tunnels to the public through the art. If there is no reaction at the receiving end, then the energy was either poor or lost in artistic translation”.

 

 

 

American Mosaic

“American Mosaic” by Yury Lobo

Collage

21″ x 36″

 

 

Yury’s artwork is currently being featured at:

Artworks International

420 6th Street   West Palm Beach, FL

February 13 – 14th

The Singer Island Corporate Center

2655 North Ocean Drive

Singer Island, FL

and

Art On Park Gallery

800 Park Avenue Lake Park, FL

For more information about Yury’s artwork and up coming exhibits, please email:

yuryslobo@yahoo.com

Visit Yury’s website:

www.yurylobo.com

(Currently Under Construction)

 

For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Yury “Lobo” (aka Slobodenyuk) Shares His Freedom Of Expression Through Abstract Art and Collage

For Yury “Lobo” (aka Slobodenuk), “freedom of expression” is a deeply personal lesson. Raised in Germany, Russia, and the Ukraine before coming to the United States in 1991, since his early childhood, Yury has been fascinated by color and collage.  His fearless style is evident as we look at his bold colors and strokes. We see how his life experiences (he fled the USSR due to political persecution) shine through in his satirical and political collage work.  Yury appreciates the freedom to express himself and The Rickie Report is pleased to share this emerging artist’s work.  The Singer Island Corporate Center located on Singer Island, FL. is featuring Yury’s artwork and a local film production company recently purchased the rights to produce a short film about Yury and Jackson Pollock’s influence on his life and art. 

 

 

Y  U  R  Y      L O B O 

 

 

Since his early childhood, Yury Slobodenuk has been fascinated with the world of wild colors and the art of collage.  However, he never considered becoming a professional artist partly due to the lack of encouragement from his parents and partly due to the general disapproval of this “degenerate art” by the Soviet authorities.  What stands out in his memory is a visit to the first American National Exhibition with his mother in July, 1959, featuring among others, Jackson Pollock’s “Cathedral”.  Yury was shocked and amazed at the same time.  He tells The Rickie Report, “Most visitors considered it a joke..in bad taste. But the impact on my subconscious at the age of 12 was life changing. That is why my interests centered later on with more avant-garde artists.  I appreciate Van Gogh, Chagall, Kandinsky, Malevich, Picasso, Matisse, Miro, Brague, Warhol, Rothko, Klimt, Shiele, Modigliani and of course, Pollock.”

 

 

YuriSlobodenuk2-Giants-Composition-No-2-(HomagetoKazimirMalevich-)

“Composition #2” by Yury Lobo

Homage to Kasimir Malevich

Acrylic on Canvas

48″ x 60″

 

 

 

Yury created a few paintings for close friends and family, trusting his inner instincts.  Back then, in the USSR he didn’t have the courage to paint and share his passion for abstract expressionism and collage publicly.  Keeping his painting mostly to himself, he pursued a career that was more economically sound. He received a Masters degree in German and English, studied the history of art and worked as a licensed multilingual guide at the majors art museums in the former USSR.  He became a journalist, interpreter, German teacher, TV script writer.

 

 

 

YuriSlobodenukYellow Tulips after a violent snowstorm in May

“Yellow Tulips after a violent snowstorm in May” by Yury Lobo

Homage to Vincent Van Gogh

Acrylic on Board

24″ x 36″

 

 

 

Having fled the USSR in 1991 for political reasons, Yury first established himself in Miami and pursued his journalism career, working for several Russian-American newspapers.  Later, he started one of his own, but sold it in 2007 and moved to West Palm Beach, where he continues his career as a German teacher and now a contemporary artist. Yury’s artwork can be seen at Art on Park Gallery, home of the Artists of Palm Beach County, located in Lake Park, FL., in Artworks Gallery located in West Palm Beach, FL., and in private collections through the world.

 

 

 

 

YuriSlobodenukInfinity at My Fingertips -3

“Infinity At My Fingertips” by Yury Lobo

Homage to Jackson Pollock

Acrylic on Board 27″ x 32″

 

 

The freedom of expression in America has motivated and inspired Yury to fulfill the dream of his youth – sharing his creative side publicly.  His artistic name, “Lobo” is a shortened form of his long Ukrainian last name, “Slobodenyuk”, which translates to ” a free man”.  “Lobo” means “wolf”, the symbol of the tireless will, yearning for freedom.  

 

 

 

YuriSlobodenukAmericanaHomagetoElvisandMarilyn

“Americana”  by Yury Lobo

Homage to Elvis and Marilyn

Mixed Media on Board

29″ x 35″

 

 

Yury tells The Rickie Report, ” My fellow countryman, Kasimir Malevich once said, ‘Comrades, arise, free yourselves from the tyranny of objects!’  In this sense, I, like him, consider myself an abstract artist and a revolutionary.  My battle cry is ‘Stop copying the world! Create a new one!’  Whoever is afraid of bright colors is afraid of life, which I am not”.  Furthermore, Yuri confesses, ” I know it sounds nuts, but I consider myself a kind of modern reincarnation of the late Jackson Pollock who, in his own words was a “cowboy” painter. Like him, I’m painting “from the hip”, creating huge abstract compositions within minutes, using brusque wild strokes of bold colors.  Some of my colleagues (part joking, part serious) are dubbing me “Jack The Whipper” for whipping that canvas with paint instead of dripping it as Jack The Dripper (Jackson Pollock) did”.

 

 

 

 

YuriSlobodenukKilling Oil Fields of Florida

“Killing Oil Fields of Florida” by Yury Lobo

Mixed Media on Board

36″ x 48″

 

 

Yury goes on to explain, “In the art of collage, I represent a completely different point of view.  My slightly distorted collages are pretty close to reality and filled with hidden ironies and sometimes tragic messages.  Being a history buff, I can’t help but act as the mocking bird, laughing at the human inability to learn from history…which of course sees that such ignorance is doomed to repeat itself.  Every collage is a “time capsule” with a message to future generations.  A true artist is about the inner energy which he or she tunnels to the public through the art. If there is no reaction at the receiving end, then the energy was either poor or lost in artistic translation”.

 

 

YuriAmerican Mosaic

“American Mosaic” by Yury Lobo

Collage

21″ x 36″

 

 

 

 

Yury’s artwork is currently being featured at:

The Singer Island Corporate Center

2655 North Ocean Drive

Singer Island, FL

and

Art On Park Gallery

800 Park Avenue  Lake Park, FL

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about Yury’s artwork and up coming exhibits, please email:

yuryslobo@yahoo.com

Visit Yury’s website:

www.yurylobo.com

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