Yuri "Yuroz" Gevorgian's art is boldly vibrant and marvelously universal. His images speak the language of our most basic and essential human emotions. They create a peaceful space and opportunity for us ...Read more...to find common ground regardless of our origins, ethnic backgrounds, or political views. Yuroz's art helps to facilitate our ability to see the goodness in each other and the passion for life which celebrates the living. This is the artist's ultimate goal and his absolute brillance.
Born to a hard working middle class family in the former Soviet Republic of Armenia, Yuroz credits his mother with recognizing and encouraging his talent. At the age of ten, he became the youngest student ever to be accepted at the Akop Kodjoyan School of Art in the Armenian captial. Graduating with honors, he then entered Yerevan University of Art and Architecture where his creative abilities began to mature. However, self-expression was not a popular subject among Soviets.
Wanting to express himself freely, Yuroz made a deteremined effort to immigrate into the United States. Once in America, he began a long journey of lonliness, poverty, and basic survival that is reflected in his early works. In 1988, Yuroz received his big break, he was recognized by the owner of The Gallery Connection and had his first one man show. It was an overnight success. Over the years, his style and technique have evolved and he has experimented with many mediums and styles, beginning with Russian constructivism to impressionism to, most recently, cubism.
Yuroz has served as the offical artist of the 1993 Grammy Awards and has painted two major murals for the United Nations which were turned into postage stamps and circulated in many countries. Today these murals travel the globe with the hope of making the world a better place and promoting his ultimate message: peace and tolerance.