Yuri Tremler was born in Ukraine in 1961. He attended the College of Arts in Kharkov, the Kharkov Art & Design Academy and the Gall Design School in Germany.
Returning to Kharkov, the artist first worked as a metal smith before finally immigrating to Israel. While developing his skills in a variety of media, including crafts, industrial design, and interior design, Tremler made the decision in 1998 to work nearly exclusively in oil paint.
The artist’s striking and spontaneous palette expresses a range of emotional states and moods. Painted with the accuracy of a designer and the delicacy of a colorist, his works both inspire and calm. He often uses the female form and contrasts it with geometric shapes in his paintings. The contrast between the stasis of his stylized female silhouettes and the dynamic interaction of his brightly colored patches and complex textures creates a feeling of internal peace, balanced with the harmony of the external world.
Tremler’s works reveal a pronounced decorativeness, giving them a luxurious and pleasurable tone. The vertical and horizontal lines in one of his geometric works swim and blur, his use of a palette knife instead of a brush gives his paintings a glossy finish. Crystalline squares and objects blend with feminine silhouettes, moving whimsically from light to shadow, reflecting each other- flowers and women, vases and goblets- coming to halt in scattered multicolored cubes. Tremler’s paintings move from the rational to the emotional. The images in his masterful works saturate the emotions and remain in the imagination long after the viewer has turned away.