Category Archives: Fine Art

Guy Yanai

Guy Yanai is an Israeli painter currently living and working in Tel Aviv, Israel.  He attended Parsons School of Design and the New York Studio School and receiving a BFA from Hampshire College in Massachusetts.  His work often depicts everyday objects and places using vibrant colors, simple shapes and a shallow depth of field.  He has numerous sources of inspiration including old, modern, and contemporary masters to photography, television, paintings, and advertisements.  On an interview with Miles McEnery Gallery he says this about his painting style:  

“Honestly it just arrived slowly by working. The mark in painting is really important for me. So why not make every approach with linen have significant meaning? Not only do I not feel trapped, its liberating and allows me to make anything I want mine. Lately there have been a lot more vertical marks, so we will see where that goes. But really, the way I work is very simple, a brush, oil paint, linen.”

The artist can be followed on his website and on Instagram.

Images:  Courtesy of Guy Yanai.

Stephanie Sloan

Stephanie Sloan is an illustrator and printmaker based in Co. Wicklow, Ireland.  She graduated from the Royal College of Art in London and the National College of Art and Design in Dublin.   We love her minimalist illustrative style as she explores depth, light, texture and pattern. She combines her passion for the craft of screen printing with hand drawn and digital  techniques: “I embrace the combination of technology with drawing and the organic process of printmaking, allowing the work to develop at each stage of the process.”

More of her work can be viewed on her website, Facebook and Instagram.

Images:  Courtesy of Stephanie Sloan.

Albert Chamillard

Tucson-based artists Albert Chamillard builds his drawings with only pen and paper using well-worn books and found pieces of paper.  He spends hours working in layers beginning with a herringbone pattern of back and forth slashes. He repeats the process often reversing it until he seemingly creates an optical illusions.  He started small using notebooks but has since developed larger scale works.  On Zócalo magazine he says this about art:

“I try to make stuff that looks beautiful and is enjoyable for me to make. You start to question it too much and that just gets in the way.  There’s a human act called art, and I’m a part of it. I understand the compulsion to do it. It’s a way of responding to your world.”

You can view more of his work on Instagram and Etherton Gallery.

Images:  Courtesy of Albert Chamillard.

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