editor Favre : ISBN 978-2-8289-1888-0

Youri Messen-Jaschin studied Fine art at the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts (student of Robert Cami). Youri spent four years in Paris. He then returned to Lausanne where he attended the École des Beaux-Arts. Youri headed to Zurich and found work as an assistant to the fantastical surrealist Friedrich Kuhn. He also regularly visited the famously inventive father of ‘Alien’, HR Giger, to whom a museum is now dedicated in Gruyères. From there, Youri went abroad. With another scholarship awarded in 1967, he pursued his artistic research at The University of Gothenburg.

What do exhibition visitors make of a canvas that appears to contain multidirectional black-and-white stripes – or are they gray? Maybe there is a pinkish tinge? Some visitors can see red, green lines on the far right of the canvas. Someone else can see a very particular yellow shade, not quite cerulean or forget-me-not blue. Op Art stages optical illusions. It’s mathematical in nature; everything is designed, down to hundredths of a millimeter, to mislead the viewer’s eyes into making their brain detect something that doesn’t exist. The image takes on different hues depending on the viewer’s position, the way they perceive it and the impact it has on one or other part of the brain. Accomplished works of Op Art require an astonishing mastery of freehand working. Only around twenty artists worldwide have made such works over multiple decades, and Youri is a master of the art. 

Youri Messen-Jaschin is a great illusionist and has huge reserves of talent. This is amply illustrated by viewing one of his works of art intently, whether sitting or standing in front of it. Then the world turns upside down, sometimes very swiftly! Some viewers are simply impressed by the patience the artist must have exercised to invent these infinitely repeating shapes which, once assembled, add an extra dimension to the work. Other observers find themselves attracted to, sucked in by these optical warping effects created using light and shade, arranged so they adopt forms that only exist for the viewer themselves. And some people feel uneasy. They need to look away to avoid nausea as their brain rolls and pitches through the canvas. This is a feature of kinetic art or highly skilled Op Art. The vibrations that produce these physical sensations arise from an optical illusion created by colors, brush strokes, circles and a sophisticated arrangement of lines varying in thickness. Youri pushes the limits of the human retina and the healthy mind. He explains: “I calculate each line so that the distances between them, or their thicknesses, create an illusion. The human eye cannot simultaneously take in two surfaces with violently contrasting colors. Similarly, superimposing different interlocking frameworks, first in black and white and then in color, creates the illusion of movement when you adjust your gaze, when in fact everything is static.” Youri make stamps – three were commissioned by the Swiss Post.

He’s won a variety of international prizes and is featured on the walls of museums at home in Switzerland such as Popa in Porrentruy, Kunsthaus Zürich, Cabinet des estampes in Geneva – and museums abroad such as Sakima Art Museum in Okinawa Prefecture and Ino-cho Paper Museum in Kochi-Ken, Japan, plus Angel Orensanz Foundation and Center for the Arts in New York, etc. 

The book

In 2022, Éditions Favre published a book about the interface between Op Art and neuroscience, ‘L’Op Art rencontre les neurosciences’; it describes this research, with supporting accounts from experts. The success of this bestselling art book seems to prove that the perception of illusions is a subject of interest to both scientists and artists.

December 2022 – Nina Brissot

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Linen Canvas

1 m 80 x 1m 80

Award 2021

© 2021 Youri Messen-Jaschin

® 2021 Prolitteris Zürich

Award 2021 – Lecce (Italy ) 10 July 2021 Premio Internationale d’Arte | Accademia Italia in Arte Italia nel Mondo

Award 2021 “Blazar” DAVID DI MICHELANGELO D’ITALIA IN ARTE NEL MONDO AWARD Academy of Art in Italy

TALENT PRIZE AWARD 2021 Youri Messen-Jaschin Switzerland Art Show International Gallery A Contemporary Fine Art Gallery Los Angeles USA

Wormhole
Youri Messen-Jaschin & Marina Ivanova ® Prolitteris Zürich

Wormhole

Wormhole
Lorenz Boegli
  • Award 2019
  • 3 Awards / USA | 2019 | 
  • Art Room Gallery | Excellent artwork   
  • Circle Foundation for the art | Remarquable aesthetic and higher technical and creative  standard. silkscreen is very remarkable 
  • Artavita Gallery | Certificat of Excellence “   
  • 1 Awards | Italy | 2019 |
  • Accademia In Arte del Mondo 
  • 15 print’s
  • Handmade rag paper radiant white | original deckle edge with watermark | 280g/m2
  • format paper 72 x 101 cm
  • format screen printing 48 x 48 cm

© 2019 by Youri Messen-Jaschin | Lausanne | Switzerland ||  Screen printing: Lorenz Boegli | atelier für Siebdruck Müntschemier | Switzerland  | ® 2019 Prolitteris 8024 Zürich

This screenprinting in black and white, when you look, the brain added color: red, mauve, bright yellow, green brilliant. It is the game of the optical illusion and our brain..  You must see the original silkscreen to see these illusions, the internet will not reveal these illusions to you. Digital distorts illusion.

  • Screenprinting | 1 to 15 print’s |
    Paper: 101,5 x 71,5 cm
    Print: 67,5 x 47 cm
    Paper Lessebo Bright 400 g/m2
    available – price on request
  • Exhibition in Moscow | Channel One Television | November 2016
    © photography | 2014 | Youri Messen-Jaschin |
    ® 2014 Prolitteris | 8033 Zurich | Switzerland
  • © 2014 Youri Messen-Jaschin
  • Youri Messen-Jaschin Portofolio
    Wikipedia
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Youri Messen-Jaschin new screenprinting Artifact I

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  • Award 2019
  • 2 Awards / USA | 2019 |
  • Circle Foundation for the art | Remarquable aesthetic and higher technical and creative  standard. silkscreen is very remarkable
  • Artavita Gallery | Certificat of Excellence “ 
  • 3D effects cannot be perceived by the photo objective, you have to see the original to discover all effects, red is metallic..
    Screenprinting
    Artifact I
    2016
    1/15 prints
    Print 69 x 69,5 cm
    Mirriboard Paper 365 gm2
    available – price on request
  • Exhibition in: Moscow | Channel One Television | November 2016
    © 2016 photography | Pierre-Michel Delessert| Switzerland
    ® 2016 Prolitteris Universitaetstrasse 100 CH. 8033 Zurich Switzerland
  • © 2016 Youri Messen-Jaschin
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    Collector’s comment:
    USA: Youri, Your work is absolutely brilliant! What fantastic colors, and design.
    You are always so innovative and ahead of the curve.
    John

  • What you do not see in the video is the fourth dimension.
    The camera can not yet capture this dimension, certainly in the future, not today.
  • Exhibition in Moscow | Channel One Television | November 2016
    © 2014 | Youri Messen-Jaschin |
    Photography … 2014 | © Pierre-Michel Delessert |
    ® 2014 | Prolitteris | 8033 Zurich |
    op art meets the neurosciences
    Youri Messen-Jaschin Portofolio
    Wikipedia
    Bibliography

Perpetuum Mobile I

  • Different illusions according to the angle of your look, the brain complete these illusions by sliding non-existent geometrical forms in the work.
    What you do not see in the pictures is the fourth dimension.
    The camera can not yet capture this dimension, certainly in the future, not today.
    Perpetuum mobile I
    Op art
    70,5 x 103 x 3,5 cm
    Plexiglas and oil painting
    available – price on request
    Publication
    RTS | Swiss Television | Night News 7.30 pm | 15.08.2016 |
    L’Extension / autumn 2014 / Swiss magazine / Geneva /
  • Exhibition in Moscow  Channel One Television | November 2016
  • Museum collection                                                                                   2017 POPA Museum (Op art Museum) Porrentruy Switzerland
  • © 2014 | Youri Messen-Jaschin |
    Photography … 2014 | © Pierre-Michel Delessert |
    ® 2014 | Prolitteris | 8033 Zurich |
    op art meets the neurosciences
    Youri Messen-Jaschin Portfolio
    Wikipedia
    Bibliography

2014 Youri Messen-Jaschin

  • What you do not see in the pictures is the fourth dimension.
    The camera can not yet capture this dimension, certainly in the future, not today.
    Perpetuum mobile IV
    Op art
    66,5 x 66,5 x 4,2 cm
    Plexiglas and oil painting
  • Exhibition in Moscow | Channel One Television | November 2016
    available – price on request
    © 2014 | Youri Messen-Jaschin |
    Photography … 2014 | © Pierre-Michel Delessert |
    ® 2014 | Prolitteris | 8033 Zurich |
    Youri Messen-Jaschin Portfolio
    Wikipedia
    Bibliography

Youri Messen-Jaschin 2014

© 2014 Youri Messen-Jaschin | Op art | Perpetuum Mobile V

  • Different illusions according to the angle of your look, the brain complete these illusions by sliding non-existent geometrical forms in the work
    What you do not see in the pictures is the fourth dimension.
    The camera can not yet capture this dimension, certainly in the future, not today.
    Perpetuum mobile V
    Op art
    66,5 x 66,5 x 4,2 cm
    Plexiglas and oil painting
    available – price on request
  • Exhibition in Moscow | Channel One Television | November 2016
    © 2014 | Youri Messen-Jaschin |
    Photography … 2014 | © Pierre-Michel Delessert |
    ® 2014 | Prolitteris | 8033 Zurich |
    Publication:
    RTS | Swiss Television | Night News 7.30 pm | 15.08.2016 |
    Youri Messen-Jaschin Portfolio
    Wikipedia
    Bibliography

oil painting
On Line I
oil painting
180 x 180 cm
available – price on request
Publication
RTS | Swiss Television | Night News 7.30 pm | 15.08.2016 |        Flac | Fondation Lémanique pour l’art contemporain | Le Guide Contemporain | Vol: III | 2016

© photography | Pierre-Michel Delessert|
® 1996 | Prolitteris | 8033 Zurich |                                                                         © 1996 Youri Messen-Jaschin
op art meets the neurosciences
Youri Messen-Jaschin Portofolio
Wikipedia
Bibliography