Youri Alvites on MILKFISH
  • Youri Alvites

    Dutch, b. 1990, Netherlands

    Acrylic painting on canvas

    Self

    Oil painting on canvas

    The Boxer

    Oil painting on canvas

    Untitled (Body)

    Oil painting on canvas

    Gerudo Valley

    Plaster painting on canvas

    Desert

    Oil painting on canvas

    Easily Scared

    Pen and ink drawing on paper

    Fruit Stickers And Billboards

    Pen and ink drawing on paper

    Runny Day

    Pen and ink drawing on paper

    Big City

    Exhibitions
    2021 Noord Hollands Archief Haarlem, Netherlands
    2021 MILKFISH, 'HERE' group show Amsterdam, Netherlands
    2018 Bloemenbar Amsterdam, Netherlands
    2017 Cinetol Amsterdam, Netherlands
    2016 Stripdagen Haarlem, Netherlands
    2016 Kapitaal Utrecht, Netherlands
    Residencies
    2020 K.A.K. Koekelbergse Alliantie van Knutselaars Schaerbeek, Belgium
    2015 Atelier van Lieshout Rotterdam, Netherlands

    Suddenly he woke up, talking to somebody in the supermarket. “How did I come here, and where is my stuff?” After a long correspondence with a fellow artist, the answers just seemed to get more and more vague. Haarlem, Brussel, Amsterdam. Inspired by the New York school, DADA, DIY culture, and advertisements, Youri creates an autobiographical story through cryptic shapes and an unconstrained painting and drawing technique. The burning house, being on the road, simultaneously flirting with big city life while longing for solitude. These conflicting topics interact in a completely new way through disconnected illustrative lines and graphic elements, referring to a place forever in motion. By applying, removing, covering and painting over illustrative building blocks, these elements combined take another dimension. Enhancing coincidences and oddities is an essential part of his process.