Great News! Yurik now has gallery representation!
The number of professional gallery spaces that show magical realism, spiritual, and visionary art in the United States is very small but growing. This is just another example that this amazing art genre and culture is finally gaining acceptance and appreciation by the mainstream.
The Art of Andrew Annenberg and Yurik Riegel will take place in Santa Barbara’s hottest new Gallery, Jade Now on Parker Way. The event, which runs from 7-10pm will feature presentations by both master artists earlier in the evening, followed immediately by a wine and cheese, 2 raffles, and a chance to meet Andrew and Yurik.
If you are in the area, or you are able to make it down to Santa Barbara, please join us for this very special evening.
Thurs, July 31 7-10pm
There’s a new mural in one of San Francisco’s tech corridors. The front of the warehouse at 787 Brannan mural is now graced with some work by yours truely.
Below is how it progressed:
The Wall had a mural that the the people that lived there did not like. The wall had a large rolling door as well as large windows, etc. To give you a sense of the scale, the person in the frame is 6’2″
The wall needed to be washed and loose paint stripped off. Then I painted a base coat
Then the color starts to show up
The center is painted. Unfortunately, I was not allowed to use spray, and had to use brush and rollers for everything.
The center is finish
The left side figure, representing the Pastoral age, with the face unpainted. Notice the african symbol for adaptation on the side.
The finished mural stiched together from several photographs and with trees photoshopped out. Click on the Image to enlarge.
This bold new painting is a classic example of one of my new directions of innovative combining my more classical work with contemporary elements. 11×14 and 16×20 prints are available , as well as full size Giclee canvas prints. The original is also available. For inquiries about the purchase of prints or original, order here.
Checkout all the fabulous Holiday offerings Include this sensuous new mermaid print of “Daybreak” at the Yurik Riegel store BELOW
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In honor of my Birthday today I am posting a brand new oil painting. Check this out! It is one of my greatest creations to date and I am very proud of it – “Daybreak”. It will be entering it into an international competition (judging to take place in March of 2014). It would be a great birthday present to me, if you would share it with all of your friends far and wide , especially ones that like Mermaids.
Full details here:
Lady Gaga recently had to cut her Monster Ball tour short in order get a hip surgery (synovitis). I painted this portrait as a tribute to her. Folks mention that I put a little bit of a Yurik/Burning Man spin on it. I couldn’t help myself. I have titled it, “Warrior Queen”. It is inspired by the lyric in her song “Marry the Night”. In the song, she tells of a dark time when, faced with watching her young career colapse, she resolves to embrace her own darkness and the life of an artist for good or ill. As a fellow artist trying to buck the trend, I can totally relate to this struggle. I find constant inspiration by how she lives her life, her dedication to her craft, the love she has for her fans, and the person she chooses to be in the world.
People always seem surprised when I mention that I respect Gaga, being a classical painter. Oh, but the magical realism mixed with contemporary and visionary work, that I do has much more in common than one might think with her creations. In the depths of the crazy rabbit hole we call The Arts, she and I are not so different at all. You don’t have to be a pop artist to fully appreciate Gaga’s amazing accomplishments. I can forgive her for her worship of DeKooning.
Folks have been asking if I will sell prints of this painting. So I am putting together a little fundraiser. Majority of proceeds to be donated to the Born This Way Foundation. I am offering 3 diferent sizes of signed prints:
11×14 print on paper $39
16×20 print on paper (limited edition of 50) $89
12×16 STRETCHED CANVAS – Giclee Print (limited edition of 20) $199
Good luck with your hip recover, Mother Monster!
Paws up, Yo!
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I frequently get asked to do commissions, which I quite enjoy. This was the first time anyone ever asked me to design a coin. It is a solid ounce of silver!
16×16 – Signed Print on Paper
16×16 Signed (Limited edition of 25) on Paper $89
Treat yourself to a little beauty for the Holidays!
This wonderful print is like getting four for the price of one! It features four of the “Sleeping Beauty” series on one semigloss sheet, signed with a 1/2″ border.
For a limited time until Saturday, December 22, it will be on sale for an incredible $30 off.
Orders in the San Francisco Bay Area can be delivered by making special arrangments by contacting yurikarts [!at] yahoo.com.