Artist Dmitry Yuzefovich remembers—details, colours, textures and images from his life in the Ukraine. Using a trompe l’oeil technique to great effect, he renders nostalgic and realistic paintings that recall a rich and somewhat mysterious past.
In this piece, two bright red wooden chairs lean against soft green striped wallpaper and a plant sits in a sky-blue pot on the worn wooden floor beside them. The viewer’s eye is drawn to a child’s wooden marionette— ‘Pinnochio’ in an orange cap and shirt sits upright in front of the chairs.
“I frequently represent environments in which I lived in the past or attempt to catch the memory of living in them.” Dmitry Yuzefovich
Born in Ukraine, Yuzefovich obtained a BFA from the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem, Israel in 2000 and an MFA in 2005. He moved to Canada with his family in 2015 and lives in Nova Scotia. Yuzefovich has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions. His paintings have been collected in Israel, Canada, the US, England and Europe.