(Extraits de "Yatridès et son siècle l'anti Picasso" 
d'Alexandre Bourmeyster)
La tabula rasa (destruction of all the traditional signs and of all the points of reference used by men throughout the centuries in order to communicate by means of pictorial representation), TABULA RASA systematically used by avant-garde aesthetics, results in white or black squares signalling end games, or even in flows of matter that the artist deifies and scrutinizes in the vain hope of therein capturing infinity, or again, in more mundane fashion, which serve as decorative distractions.
Egregore of the Future 81x65 cm, 1982
Particular collection

YATRIDES constructs his paintings on the acknowledgement of this tabula rasa ,convinced as he is that all attempts to look back, to re-establish the values of yesteryear would be futile and meaningless. He patiently sets about reclaiming a pictorial space progressively abandoned by this avant-garde fighting academic taboos, but which proved itself incapable of profiting from its struggle for freedom (See the Interstellar Icons).

For Georges YATRIDES, the scratchings, the squirts, the splashes. these excrements left behind by the abstract anchorites taken refuge in the desert of non-communication, have become the basic elements of a TERRA INCOGNITA , of a unknown world that he has patiently explored, let us repeat, through exclusively pictorial means.

Consequently, he has sublimated them, raised them to a level of interpretation that has allowed him to make them the materials with which to construct a new universe. A discovery made by Yatridès in the very process of creating it.
Rather than talking of an interior world, of transcendence, we prefer to call this universe the third abode of Man. The third, after the natural shelter common, in different forms, to all living creatures and after the house, this product of civilisation man has claimed for himself, and that he grants to the animals he has domesticated.

Traditional figurative painting was able to represent nature and society, the first and the second abodes of Man. It only knew how to evoke the third by means of metaphors and symbols, now obsolete. The post-figurative Schools of this century can be credited with having cleared a space which allows the revelation of what figurative painting has for too long concealed from us  :

The invisible reality,
the third abode of Man that YATRIDES finally reveals to us.
This "third abode" is the very universe of his painting.

Herein lies his absolute originality.

Le pain biblique (60x92 cm), 1973
Private collection France

Peace abundance (92x73 cm), 1973
Private collection France

The arcades or the roof of God (73x100 cm), 1978
Private collection France

A lemon for a boat (65x100 cm), 1982
Private collection

The pillar-spiral of time (65x92 cm), 1982
Private collection France


Contact par mail : yatrides@wanadoo.fr

Textes extraits des documents suivants : 
Administration Fiscale : extraits de la "Biographie professionnelle" détaillée, Contrôles 3938 B et 3953, Annexe 49 et suivantes pour servir et valoir ce que de droit.

Arthur Conte : "Yatridès maître du temps" SGDL 04.03.1991 
Sacha Bourmeyster : "Yatridès et son siècle" , "Yatridès le peintre du réel invisible " , "Yatridès l'anti-Picasso"SGDL24.03.1994, "Les Icônes Interstellaires" SGDL 31.03.1994, "Yatridès et la Bible" SGDL 30.10.96
Samuel E. Johnson : Biographic notes (International Galleries USA).
Catalogues monographiques, Yatridès 1954-1993 : Expositions (USA, Latin America, Canada, Great-Britain, Switzerland, Poland, Greece, Paris and Provincial France) et Rétrospectives internationales.
Catalogues monographiques, Yatridès in International Art Festivals : "Great Master guest of Honour" Biennales Internationales Canada-France 1987-1989, "Main Master guest of honour" Biennale Internationale Quebec 1988, "Great Master guest of honour" Biennales Internationales (France-Canada) Vichy, Mozac, Riom, Cités des Ducs 1991-1993, Grand Maître invité d'Honneur.
Manifestations d'Ecoles de Peinture (Schools of Painting international Events USA) : "Masters of Modern Art 1910-1960" (Special mention in "Watercolors, Gouaches, Pastels and Drawings from the Cubist, Post-Impressionist, Expressionist and Surrealist Schools 1910-1960"), "Drawings and Watercolors 1900-1959" (Event following this organized by the American Embassy in Paris (Musée de l' Orangerie, hiver 1958-1959 : "From Clouet to Matisse" - Drawings in American Private Collections"), "Specialists in XXth Century Masters" (Special mention in "Collector's Choice").
Thèses universitaires : "Le peintre hors du tumulte" ("René Char", Maîtrise des Sciences et Télécommunications, MSTC Université Grenoble III 1981), "Les relations publiques et les techniques de communication au service de la peinture - Yatridès" (C. Lehodey 1983, Ecole des Attachés de presse, Directeur Fondateur Denis Huismans).
Videos, émissions télévisées : "Yatridès, les cimaises du ciel" (Sacré-Coeur Montmartre, Provideo S.A. 1981). "Yatridès le peintre hors du tumulte" ("René Char" Provideo S.A. 1983), "l'Art Yatridès" (Version Originale S.A. 1985), "Allemagne, Pologne et Russie" 1984
"Yatridès le peintre de la future mémoire" (Daniel Daneyrolles, FR3 1979), "Yatridès" (Daniel Bilalian, Journal télévisé 13:00-20:00h, Antenne 2, 12/12/1983), "Allemagne, Pologne, Russie" (Journeaux télévisés 1985). Voir dans "Sa vie" : "Bibliographie".
Films, longs métrages : L'œuvre de Yatridès a enthousiasmé cinéastes, réalisateurs, sémiologues parmi les plus grands de notre temps.
Jean Delannoy et Marcel Carné et leurs propositions de longs métrages avec des artistes de renommée internationale; Yatridès dans sa situation n'avait pu accepter. 
Par la suite en 1968, Arthur C. Clarke et Stanley Kubrick révèleront dans leur long métrage l'amplitude métaphysique des Plaques Monolithes de Yatridès. 
Aucuns droits intellectuels sur le fond et la forme ,arguments de ce long métrage qui a marqué notre époque, ne seront revendiqués par Yatridès. 
Voir sur ce site yatrides.com, dans "Sa vie": "L'entourage". Dans "Son oeuvre" : "Les Plaques de Yatridès" et "les Icônes interstellaires.
Yatridès-Kubrick :Les Plaques interstellaires de Yatridès, fondement et moteur de "2001 : Odyssee de l'espace". 
Voir dans "Son œuvre": "Yatridès-Kubrick".
Miles Millar : De nos jours: "Georges YATRIDES is the apotheosis of a Master in terms of artistry (...) His body of work is ethereal, not only aesthetically, but in his innate ability to harness the metaphysical aspect of our nature. He is an absolute in the incessant redefining and evolving anatomy of contemporary art and a gift to all of us. The power of this man's vision is everlasting (...) I was enraptured by the dexterity of his mind (...). Georges Yatrides' work is awe-inspiring and rightfully deserves the position it will take in our collective history, he is a true craftsman of the intangible" : Miles MILLAR, February 17, 2009