Transience, an exhibition of new work by Ukranian-American artist Yuri Boyko, came about as a series eliciting passing moments. Moments in time,moments evoking the senses or our memories. Something that we can’t put a finger on exactly: a vague recollection, a dissipating trail of a scent, or a dreamt scene that doesn’t make sense and leaves us puzzled about the seen imagery. Or, to the contrary: a sharp, clear, but short-lived physical, mental, or psychic event that, in spite of its duration, stays with us for a long time. The series is juxtaposing uncertainty of interpretation to active manifestation.
Yuri Boyko is a multimedia artist who lives and works in Los Angeles. His studio is located in Hollywood, but his ideas are influenced by a far wider world. His work has been shown in the US and in Europe and is a recent recipient of the Art On The Outside award for a public art in the City of West Hollywood. He was selected for Short List of Artisti Primiati (Top Artist) at the V Biennale of Contemporary Art in Genoa, Italy and Artist Residency at the Center for Research and Creativity Casmarles in Barcelona, Spain. Boyko received partial Grant Award for Artist Residency at Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT and Quick Grant Award through Creative Capacity Fund, Center for Cultural Innovation, Los Angeles. Boyko was born in Kyiv, Ukraine and attended British Higher School of Art and Design in Moscow.