“In art, every palette leads to the next, every completed work leads to a new one, where the connection, even just a hint, remains.” – Yuroz
Ten years later, Yuroz emerged with Basking (2015), a second in his Woman in Red Series, a study to his third painting, Reclining Woman in Red (2015). Still in thought, however, the mood while reserved turns more relaxed. We see her face hinting a half-smile while she lies seductively in what seems like a private setting.
Is she in the room with her date in the middle of a visual foreplay, allowing her date to bask in her allure, with a deliberately extended torso while she twists her body imperceptibly like a cat on the prowl? Or is she alone after a promising date, savoring their amorous exchange, with her basking in her own dreamy state, looking forward to the next occasion for their tender togetherness?
Here again, Yuroz left room for us to fill in the blanks but dropped visual and mood cues to chaperon his audience to get in accord with him.
Simultaneously, Yuroz began a study of the same woman painting with oil on a museum board, this time with neutral and versatile undertones. Almost in the same pose, Ponder, A Woman with Her Diary (2015), presents a soft and elegant appeal.
Her core has not changed but she has mastered the art of her charm. Still holding her book, she cuffs most of it inside her palm, clearly signaling her willingness to put aside her reading and substitute with the day’s poetry.
Was she eavesdropping on two lovers’ serenade played without strings or watching their tender embrace with emotions so deep that they quietly aroused her senses? Or was she considering a stranger’s promise of momentary ecstasy as he tactfully interrupted her reading to blush her with his impish desire?
Ponder, A Woman with Her Diary again poses questions but suggests only a vague path to answers. Encouraging us to challenge a fait accompli by creating our own lyrics, Yuroz invites us to join him in his signature visual symphony.
Lost in Thoughts (2015), captures a private moment of his woman with a long neck line, this time, wearing her hair in a tight bun on the side; both signature elements of Yuroz’s elegant females and a subject tackled in Part 2 of this blog series. Posed in an attitude soft and natural in effect much like in Ponder, A Woman with Her Diary and expressively characteristic, the woman in Lost in Thoughts wears the same red dress with red and white stocking —the latter—a symbol of eroticism, portraying raw passion in all of us that unleashes only in oneness with our lover or in solitude in our dreamy state.
Clutching her romantic fiction in her hand, she ponders the passage she just read and swims in the raw emotions arose by the silent medley of lovers’ tunes that only she can hear. Missing her lover, she floats back in time, reminiscing on his last visit, when his insistence to give her pleasure overpowered her, forcing her to put her book down and go from the silent words on the page into words whispered in her ecstasy.
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