Yurik Riegel creates oil paintings of surreal and technologically enhanced creatures bringing rise to the world they live in; struggling with their attachments to material experience; and merging in spiritual, integral connection with one another. He paints of a new hopeful future for the planet – balancing ancient wisdom with its modern technological manifestations – and evoking a sense of wonder and possibility.
Yurik’s imagery speaks of the teachings of the Buddha,Werner Erhard, David Deada, Tony Robbins, Ekhart Tolle and many others. It also speaks to the growing trend in the world of urban tribalism, spirituality, and global connection. His oil paintings are an up-to-the minute reflection of modern man’s struggle to know himself in an Age of Information and Globalization. Yurik has been was a featured artist at the Mystic Garden Party in 2009. His work has appeared in Conscious Dancer and Maui Visions magazines as well as the nationally distributed M.A.P.S. Bulletin. Yurik Riegel paints and works as a personal coach in the San Francisco Bay Area and is the lead organizer and producer for the Next Level Art Fair in 2012.