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Catherine Yass

British, b. 1963

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Catherine Yass

British, b. 1963

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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.

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Serpentine Galleries, and 4 more
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Tate, and 1 more
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Artforum, and 3 more
Biography

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.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Established
Established representation
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Group
Group show at a major institution
Serpentine Galleries, and 4 more
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Tate, and 1 more
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 3 more