Yuri Andries (b. 1986 Sint-Niklaas, lives and works in Ghent, Belgium)

A longing for the other as well as encounters with the uncanny inform the photographic language of Yuri Andries. The artist works both close to home, or travels miles away to explore unknown territory. His images are characterized by a deliberate use of colour and a keen sense of the graphic. They evince a serene aesthetic and a search for stillness. They hover between dream and reality, between reality that is not the truth and fiction that is not a lie.

Yuri Andries holds an MA in Graphic Design from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Ghent. During his Graphic Design studies, he developed an interest in photography, fascinated by the medium’s tense relation to reality and its function both as a documentary medium and a means to stimulate the imagination. For six months, Andries attended a seminar with Magnum photographer Carl De Keyzer, and took various courses in analogue photography. In 2014, he took on a position as an assistant in a photo studio to further develop his skills in technology, such as the use of light and the digital editing of images. Since 2016, he focuses on his own photographic projects which have been published in National Geographic, GUP Magazine, Ignant and Aint-Bad, among others. Photography Director of The California Sunday Magazine Jacqueline Bates and Curator of Photography Susan Bright selected Moonland for publication at Nava fine art prints, an online gallery in Chicago that promotes emerging photographers and sells their work.

© Sofie Crabbé

Education:
KASK School of Arts Ghent, Belgium 2007-2011
Teacher Training, LUCA, School Of Arts, Ghent,
Belgium 2012-2014

Featured in
National Geographic / Aint-Bad / Der Greif / PDN PhotoPlus / VICE / GUP Magazine / Ignant / New Dawn Paper / Booooooom
Mull It Over /Same Coin Press / The Adventure HandbookDon't Take Pictures / Fubiz Magazine / Best Of 2016 VICE
Mint Magazine / Roam Magazine / www.navaprintstudio.com / …


Get in touch for commissions/ collaborations:
andries.yuri@gmail.com
+32 485 14 65 79

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