artist statement on this comet series:
“Coming full circle, Darashkevich pays it forward by creating comets for the dreamers who want to make wishes come true.
As a child he was fascinated with the night sky full of myriads of stars. Full of hope, he built his own telescope to get a better view of the night sky. Every magical night that he caught a glimpse of a shooting star (comets) he wished to become an artist. His wish came true. Thanking the stars for being on his side, he makes a beautiful tribute to The Comets. Comets made for those wishful dreamers.“ Yury was born in Belarus. Graduated from the Belarusian State Academy of the Arts.
Upon graduation He began a career in the illustration and graphic design field, painting in his spare time. After several successful solo shows Yury started to devote his attention to visual art Making this career change, He moved to Toronto Canada. Being a full time artist He became an Elected member of the Society of Canadian Artists in 2009.
In 2010 Yury opened his second studio in Palm Beach, FL. and recently in Ponta Delgada (Portugal). Currently his artworks are exhibited in the art galleries in US, Canada. His works could be found in such collections as: Hilton Collection of Art, USA, Collection of Sara Blakely (Spanx founder) USA, National Art Museum of Belarus, Minsk. Belarus, Museum of Contemporary Art of Belarus, Minsk, Belarus, Volksbank Collection, Germany, Villa Weiner, Germany, etc.