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.
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.
Friday Night, January 4th 6pm-10pm
( main reception)
Saturday Afternoon, January 5th 1pm-5pm
2511 Telelgraph, Oakland @25th St., CA 94612
This is a limited engagement.
The show will come down on saturday evening
Start off 2013 in an artfully magnificent way! Stunning new recent works by painter Yurik Riegel and scupltor Damien Jones will be on display at the 2525 Gallery in Downtown Oakland the first Friday in January.
PLEASE NOTE: this will be during Oakland’s Month art crawl, the Art Murmur and the next day during the Saturday Art Stroll.
If you have not been to either, the friday night art crawls are filled with lots of people, very lively, eccletic, and diverse crowds with much going on in the surround neighborhood and on the streets. The Saturday Stroll is a more low key event for those not wishing to brave the crowds and tends to attract a more sophisticated art crowd. We would love to see you at either one!
The friday night art crawl starts at 6pm. Parking begins to be a little more difficult after 6:30, but there are parking lots and street parking can usually be found at 27th or above.
There will be two Raffles during the evening one at 7pm and one at 9pn ENTER THE RAFFLE to win some of my art later in the evening.
A beautiful new painting is now available as a print.
17×22 Signed, and Numbered (Limited edition of 25) on Archival Rag Cotton Watercolor Paper $189
March 2nd, 2012, 6pm – 9pm
Oakland Art Murmur
(one night only – dress to inspire)
Yurik Riegel @ The Uptown Body Shop
(east building) 401 26th Street
Oakland, CA 94612
7:30 contest entry
8:30 contest entry
If you have not been to the Oakland Art Murmur recently, you are in for a real treat. It has come a long way in the last couple years and is really the unsung jewel in the crown of the East Bay art scene! Hundreds (if not thousands) of people from all ages and walks of life attend and it is truly becoming one of the hot beds of creativity in the Bay Area. This is a very festive way to take in some art, music, people watching, and food.
Come down, peruse the art in a dozen galleries and creative art spaces, enjoy wonderful crafts, people watch, drink free wine, sample the incredible food trucks, enjoy the busking musicians, AND (OF COURSE) come by the Body shop to endorse the cause. Support the art and visions you want in this world!
DRESSING COOL HAS ITS PERKS.
Anyone dressed in a way that mimics the style or essence of one of the characters in Yurik paintings will get a special prize. Contest entry is at 7:30pm. Prizes are at 8:30pm.
BEING PRESENT HAS ITS PERKS.
As always, Yurik likes to have an artwork raffle. This always generates excitement. Art will be raffled off at 7:45pm and 8:45pm. But you have to enter and be present to win!
Want to be inspired in the new year? Want to peek at some new possibilities?
Especially for those of you who missed the last show, this should not be missed. By popular demand, Yurik Riegel is having one more showing of his recent classical visionary work including oil paintings not yet seen by the public.
The Show will be up for one month. Please come out and support conscious art spreding to new people and communites.
The Transformational Art of
October 20th, 2011
If you have friends who like to collect art, please feel free to invite them. See you all there!
1286 Folsom St
(between 9th St & 8th St)
San Francisco, CA 94103
RSVP on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=223447457715626
Tonight, August 6th, my work will be on display in the lower haight Ashbury Artwalk tonight , friday. it will be at P-kok Eden at 776 haight 7-11pm. they will be having a fun pre burning man event there this evening as well. Also A good number of my paper and Giclee canvas prints will be on display.