Barbara J. Scheuermann, Curator at Wilhelm – Hack – Museum (former Curator at Tate Modern, London)

The Spiritual on Canvas

(published in 2011)

“Being Between Two Worlds” is the title of Yury Kharchenko’s series of small-format oil paintings on canvas from the years 2006/7, which may quite rightly be considered Yury Kharchenko’s first important group of works. Since then much has changed in his work; in the paintings of recent years he has clearly continued down the artistic path upon which he embarked with this series: the palette has become darker, the formats have increased in size several times over, and his painting style has become more confident.

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