Yuvi describes himself as a graffiti-inspired pop artist saying:
“The street as the graffiti artist’s main source of inspiration makes the work accessible, authentic, and relatable.” The animation and vibrancy in each work take us straight back to the streets which inspired them and have won him exhibitions and admirers in places as diverse as New York and New Delhi. We are proud to introduce his work to the UK for the first time. Yuvi combines traditional techniques with digital technology. His characters and their settings are formed from paint, printed paper cuttings, layers of old newspaper clippings, sketches, silkscreen prints, various types of glue, inks, spray paints, sand, glass fragments, and more. He often uses his bare hands which means he has an intense physical relationship with every piece he creates; to look at his hands after a day in his studio is to understand his dedication, passion, and love for his work. The finished composition is intensely tactile and the spectator is invited to feel the work with their own hands. Born in Tel Aviv- ‘the other city that never sleeps - in the 1970s, Yuvi spent much of his early life in a hipster neighbourhood known as Florentine which is now the heart of the city’s graffiti scene. Yuvi grew up surrounded by graffiti, music, politics, and the social agenda of a city with a hugely cosmopolitan character. All these influences combined to ignite his imagination and direct his creative and tempestuous personality into highly expressive and vibrant artistic statements.