Yuri Tremler was born in the Ukraine in 1961. He attended the College of Arts in Kharkov. Later he continued his studies at the Kharkov Art and Design Academy and the Gail Design School in Germany, and worked as a theater decorator as well as an interior designer.
In 1996 Tremler emigrated to Israel , where he tried his hand in crafts and in jewelry, further refining his sensibilities regarding texture, shape and function. In Israel many new materials became available to the artist – a multimedia of acrylics, pastes and varnishes opened a whole range of new possibilities to Tremler. After two years he became a full-time painter, exhibiting his works regularly in Israel and the United States.
Between 1998 and 2003 Tremler created a large body of paintings, which have combined both figurative and abstract approaches. His closely related compositions show female silhouettes and goblets, flowers and vases, often playing with the use of light, all within the context of interior settings. Yuri’s concentration on color and texture is paramount. The art reflects: “Besides the search for a new language in decorative painting, I am intrigued by contrast between shiny and matte surfaces, planes and volumes.”
Subjects of Tremler’s paintings seem to be distant and blurred, but they catch poetic moments of life. Yuri’s art reminds us of sudden still-life, left after an intimate party, of time spent with friends, or shared past which still excites. Sometimes whimsical, sometimes nostalgic, Tremler’s art reaches inward to basic emotions of humanity.