Catherine Yass
British, born 1963
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)

Catherine Yass overlays photograph negatives and positives to achieve the evocative color-saturated images in her prints and short films. Displaying the photographs in lightboxes adds to the luminous, otherworldly quality of her landscapes. Despite the intensity of color, Yass’s images exude a coldness that helps shape the artist’s commentaries on the vanity and folly behind certain man-made structures. To make the eerie film Lock (2006), for example, Yass shot footage from the vantage point of a Chinese tanker slowly making its way through a monumental gate on the Yangtze River.