Yuransky’s artwork, officially coined Zedism, is a new aesthetic painting style inspired by today’s expanding knowledge of the complex micro and macroscopic order abundant throughout the cosmos. It is a painting style whereby a 3-dimensional surface morphology is mapped onto the canvas plane and then utilized to construct imagery. The incorporated imagery may correspond to the geometry created by the surface morphology itself, span across multiple projections independently, or be placed in front of or behind the geometry altogether. The morphology can take on an infinite variety of form, from the very homogeneous to the completely random. A key stylistic ingredient to a successful Zedist piece is the presentation of competition between the central imagery and underlying geometry for the forefront of the viewer’s perception. Zedism brings the viewer’s awareness to the complex patterns of nature in their elemental forms and shows our human relationship to these forms. It synthesizes the order that is pervasive in all of nature (micro & macroscopic) with our own existential desire to make sense of the complexities of the cosmos. The word Zedism is derived from the root word “zed” signifying the alphabetical letter “Z.” Mathematically, the letter Z represents the 3rd axis of the Cartesian coordinate system. In geometry the letters X and Y describe a point’s position in a flat plane, whereas the letter Z gives the point depth, or a 3rd dimension. Visually, “zed” ism, is about depth or dimension and is through the manipulation of a “virtual” 3rd dimension on the canvas plane that distinguishes the Zedist style of painting.
Yuransky will be leading a collaborative art project with group participation throughout the weekend at Contact, July 4th weekend in Ensenada, Mexico.