Artists


 

Israeli artist Guy Yanai's paintings are characterized by bold colors, simplified shapes, and a shallow depth of field. He often chooses everyday objects and spaces as his subjects, flattening and abstracting them in a way that seems removed and objective. Yanai has cited numerous sources of inspiration—from old, modern, and contemporary masters to photography, television, paintings, and advertisements—and his simplified representations may serve as a way to condense and organize the multitude of data we receive in reference to any person, place, or thing into concise representations with tight compositions.

Born 1977 in Haifa, Israel, Guy Yanai currently lives and works in Tel Aviv. He attended Parsons School of Design and the New York Studio School, and received a BFA from Hampshire College, Amherst, MA. Yanai has had exhibitions at the Jerusalem Studio School Gallery, Gallery 33, Tel Aviv; A.L.I.C.E. Gallery, Brussels; Alon Segev Gallery, Tel Aviv; Rothschild 69 project, Tel Aviv; and Sommer Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv.

Recent solo exhibitions include First Battle Lived Accident, at Alon Segev Gallery, Tel Aviv; Battle Therapy Living Room at the Velan Center for Contemporary Art, Turin; Lived & Laughed & Loved & Left at La Montagne Gallery, Boston, and Accident Nothing at Aran Cravey Gallery, Los Angeles. Recent group exhibition venues include Charlotte Fogh Gallery, Aarhus, DeBuck Gallery, NYC and ALICE Gallery, Brussels among others.

Yanai has held special collaborations with designer Scott Sternberg for the fashion lable Band of Outsiders’ 2014 Resort Collection and with WPKL on limited edition skateboards.