Artist Spotlight: Yuri

Meet Yuri, an amazing artist from Melbourne, Australia!



What inspired you to start creating art?

I fell ill in 2016, started illustrating almost daily to keep somewhat sane - it was my form of therapy.

Bit of a sob story but are you really an artist if you aren’t a little sad? haha

What’s your process like when planning out a piece?

Step 1: Shower

Step 2: Collect shower thoughts, transfer it into a cute visual. Always use googly eyes. Always.

Step 3: Write a caption that pushes social discourse buttons. Make people think!

Step 4: You have now created some beautiful art shit.

What or who do you pull inspiration from for your artwork?

Personal experiences, music, TikTok lol Memes are great too!

If you think about it, memes are the fast food of art. They’re absolute garbage but omg so relatable. x

How do you overcome any challenges you face?

By actually going through it.

I once illustrated a lady in an insane yoga pose, captioned “get comfortable with being uncomfortable”.

I still stand by it till this day! Yoga stretches hurt yall. So might as well find a way to enjoy the process and appreciate the little things life gives us.

Overtime, its made me a stronger person and oh I LOVE a good challenge.