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.

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