Exploring the Depths of Human Psyche: Alexander Yulish’s Solo Exhibition in NYC


March 16, 2024

Kacey Perez

An abstract painting of a topless woman sitting on a piece of furniture by Alexander Yulish.
Alexander Yulish paintings. Images courtesy of Gallery AP Space.

In the heart of Chelsea, where the pulse of art beats strongest, Gallery AP Space unveils its newest gem: a solo exhibition by the visionary artist Alexander Yulish. Aptly titled The Space In Between, this inaugural show marks a momentous occasion for both the gallery and the artist, promising an immersive journey through the realms of human psyche and existential contemplation.

Gallery AP Space, renowned for its curation of cutting-edge contemporary art, welcomes Yulish’s work into its expansive new 5,000-square-foot location. Here, amidst the deeply rooted art scene of New York City, the gallery fosters a dynamic space for cultural exchange and creative collaboration, showcasing a fusion of established international talents and emerging voices, including the distinct flair of Korean artists.

An abstract painting of two human figures standing in front of a couch by Alexander Yulish.

A native New Yorker, Yulish’s artistic odyssey has taken him from the hallowed halls of Connecticut College to the vibrant landscapes of Los Angeles and beyond. With solo exhibitions gracing prestigious venues like ACE Gallery in Los Angeles and Trinity London, Yulish’s upcoming showcase at Gallery AP Space promises to be his magnum opus—a culmination of years of artistic evolution and introspection.

Steeped in the tradition of improvisation and abstraction, Yulish’s paintings serve as windows into the labyrinthine depths of human emotion and external form. Each canvas becomes a stage for a dance of brushstrokes—a symphony of harmonies, undulations, and discordant cadences that mirror the complexities of the human condition.

Working on a grand scale, Yulish employs a direct, impasto technique, layering irregular shapes to construct abstract figurative forms that pulsate with life. His canvases bear witness to a dialogue between success and failure, order and chaos, as he navigates the precarious terrain of artistic expression with unbridled passion and unwavering resolve.

An abstract painting with a moody color palette by Alexander Yulish.
An abstract painting of a person of a bicycle with a pink background by Alexander Yulish.

At the heart of The Space In Between lies a narrative of juxtaposition: between words and actions, intimacy and anger, safety and escape. Through a captivating palette that ranges from sugary pastels to profound blacks and indigos, Yulish invites viewers to embark on a journey of introspection—a journey that traces the contours of Parisian bohemians while confronting the harsh realities of contemporary society.

His paintings, infused with celestial motifs and prismatic auras, serve as mirrors reflecting the fragility and immediacy of life’s journey. Through the interplay of color and form, Yulish captures fleeting moments of connection and vulnerability, inviting us to confront the existential paradoxes that define our existence.

As visitors wander through the labyrinthine corridors of Gallery AP Space, they are confronted with the raw honesty of Yulish’s vision—a vision that transcends the confines of the canvas to illuminate the universal truths that bind us all.

A bight colored abstract painting by Alexander Yulish.

The Space In Between is more than just an exhibition; it is a testament to the resilience of the human spirit and the transformative power of art. Through Yulish’s brushstrokes, we are reminded of our shared humanity—a humanity that thrives amidst the chaos, forging connections in the most unexpected of places.

In a world fraught with uncertainty and discord, The Space In Between serves as a beacon of hope—a reminder that, despite the fractures that divide us, we are bound together by the threads of our collective experience. As we navigate the uncharted waters of the future, let us draw inspiration from Yulish’s evocative canvases, finding solace in the beauty that lies within the interstices of our shared humanity.

An abstract painting of a person sitting on a red couch.


Written by Kacey Perez | @studioblume_

Images of Alexander Yulish paintings courtesy of Gallery AP Space | @apscape_official