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.”
Images: Courtesy of Guy Yanai.
Jessie Unterhalter and Katey Truhn met at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in 2001 and have since started working together, becoming known as Jessie and Katey. They have been transforming public spaces into colorful and vibrant experiences. Their work have taken them to Hawaii to Washington DC to Russia. According to their website, Jessie and Katey’s work “explores themes of movement and symmetry, inspired by bold color combinations, patterns in nature, and woven textiles.”
Images: Courtesy of Jessie and Katey.