Yuri Tumasyan - Member of the Union of Artists of Russia, Member of the IFA of the Creative Union of Artists, one of the most recognized and talented abstract artists in St. Petersburg. was born in Armenia in 1960.
The artist's paintings are presented in the collections of the Museum of the city of Himmelforten (Germany), the Museum of Christianity (Japan), and the Museum of Contemporary Art ArtMuse (St. Petersburg).
Yuri took part in the prestigious exhibition of the Russian Museum “Abstraction in Russia. XX century ”, where the artist's picture was lucky to hang on the same wall with the canvas of Wassily Kandinsky, the idol who inspires Yuri Tumasyan himself.
The works of Yuri Tumasyan are distinguished by a subtle inner play of forms, color, movement, space and unpredictability in reading the artist's intention. The flight of a light brush creates a multifaceted world of abstract, but very memorable images. “Each of his paintings is part of a single whole and at the same time is an independent work of art. The world is presented as one and everything that is going on in it is the greatest symphony. The first thing that draws attention to itself is the complete dissolution of the canvas into a picturesque element, from which it is difficult to maintain the severity of perception, since pictorial experiences dominate the forms of images. "
Some of the early works contain direct quotes on the classics of modernism, to which the author himself, without embarrassment, points out. Henri Matisse once said about this: “I have never avoided the influence of others. I would consider it cowardice and self-distrust. I believe that the personality of the artist develops and becomes established thanks to her resistance to other individuals. " And here this principle undoubtedly worked. His individual style, characteristic style of paintings, desire to experiment and work with non-standard formats, and most importantly - the author's high degree of sensuality put him in a special place among the artists of St. Petersburg.
Yuri graduated from the Yerevan Art School named after F. Terlemezyan, and then from the Theater and Art Institute. In 1992 the artist moved to St. Petersburg, and 10 years later he joined the Union of Artists of Russia.
During his long artistic career, Tumasyan took part in a large number of general and personal exhibitions. Now he is known for his distinctive and rebellious nature as an artist-researcher in the art world.
He draws inspiration from abstract painting and expression, which he finds one of the most honest expressions of art forms.
Since the 1991 artist took part in a great number of exhibitions around the country and abroad.
His works are in private collections in Russia, USA, China, Montenegro, Italy, Finland, France, and etc.