Juri Jakovenko was born in 1965 in Russia , where he studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Minsk . He lives in Belarus , Grodna , as his adopted land.
A multifaceted artist , possessing a great technique combined with a great flair that make his works a unique , but not ascribe to a technique and inspiration defined .
For this is his own way of interpreting and reinterpreting contemporary art. In January, at the Belyayevo art gallery of the Moscow Exhibition Halls Company it was proposed a vernissage with over 200 works of his works as evidence of his high work of engraving that makes it one of the largest of its field.
The pictures illustrate the process of formation and development of the elegant language of art of the renowned artist and introduce visitors of the exhibitions to the wonderful surrealist world. Works of the artist combine symbols of different cultures. The exhibition includes series of engravings Muses, Signs, Taro, Runes, Antique, Zodiac, Symbols, Sins. The exhibition will also showcase works created by Juri Jackovenko in cooperation with an Italian master. The exhibition includes ancient books "The Song of Solomon" and Nicolas Hussovianus' "Song of the Bison" with Juri Jackovenko's illustrations. By the way, copies of "Song of the Bison" with 13 illustrations by Juri Jackovenko were presented to Pope Benedict XVI and Queen Elisabeth II. Yuri Yakovenko is a well-known artist nt only in Western Europe. The artist held personal exhibitions in Spain, Italia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Belgium, Poland, Sweden, and Cyprus. The artist has won more than 25 international and Belarusian awards.
The master has also participated in the International Competition of Ex Libris and Short Storiess, 2004 edition, under the aegis of Remo Palmirani, winning the second prize after Roberto Tonelli.