Youliez Mbix was born in a coastal city of East Java, Banyuwangi, 1980. The beginning of his journey in life and artistic career were overshadowed by anxiety that slowly turned as a hurtful burden. Coming from a deeply religious family, as the only child, Youliez felt that it was his duty to fulfill every expectations desired by both of his parents. On the pretext of finding their happiness, Youliez finished a degree that led him as an elementary school teacher. In early 2000, Youliez started using drugs in order to escape the reality that is far from what he was always wanted, that is being an artist. Over the next 7 years he battled to defeat the monster that have undermined his life. In 2009, he was committed to take a second chance to rebuild his future. Leaving his hometown, Youliez moved to an artist village of Ubud in the island of Bali. In 2011 he met with Pranoto A. Raji, a senior artist who indirectly have shown him a lot of valuable knowledges be it in art and life. Youliez's works can hardly be separated with the use of charcoal as the medium of his artistry. A material that once belong to the tree as its twig has a special meaning for him. A small lifeless piece brought back to life through the beauty that emerged through his artworks. Like a dancer who hypnotized by the music, Youliez's hands are guided by the whisper of the charcoal dust that fell onto his canvas. Apart from being active in the visual arts scene, Youliez found a peace by playing music instruments with his friends. Together they formed an ethno-musical group called 'Pentatonic Noise'. Their presence have been warmly welcomed by the international community through many creative events that are often being held in Bali.