ALEXANDER YULISH | INSIDE | OUTSIDE |OCHI GALLERY

ALEXANDER YULISH INSIDE | OUTSIDE

 

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ALEXANDER YULISH
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AUGUST 3 – OCTOBER 31
119 LEWIS STREET

Ochi Gallery is pleased to present our first solo show with Alexander Yulish. The exhibition will open on Saturday, August 3rd, 6-8 PM at 119 Lewis Street. “To me art is about intimacy. I am interested in exploring interior landscapes. I use the brush like a blowtorch to melt away the surface and express what lies below. I never know what I will uncover and that unpredictability is what draws me to paint.” – Alexander Yulish

Alexander Yulish’s paintings display a level of visual literacy that make it unsurprising that he grew up the son of an artist surrounded by art. Yulish was born in New York in 1975 to fine artist and sculptor, Barbara Pearlman. The language of lines, emotion of color and sensitivity to shape have been a part of Yulish’s visual and verbal vocabulary since the day he was born. Yulish’s paintings command a visceral response; color, lines and paint become all-encompassing, possessing and affecting. Each canvas or paper contains both intensely bright and sparsely muted colors, which creates a tension that is abstract, but psychologically tangible.

After graduating from Columbia Prep, and later Connecticut College, Yulish moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in acting. His work with cinematic greats, such as Ash Cohen and David Lynch, helped him delve deeper into the human psyche. Through his exploration of the subject, he began experimenting with the range of expression he was able to access using lines and color. Yulish currently lives in Los Angeles and Mexico. He has recently shown at Leila Heller Gallery in New York and Brown and Ace Galleries in Los Angeles.

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