Yanai Toister

Israeli, b. 1977

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Yanai Toister

Israeli, b. 1977

Biography

Attempting to counter an overabundance of images in the world, Yanai Toister seeks to produce photographs that are not centered on imagery. Instead, he focuses on the fundamental element upon which his medium relies: light. For example, in Nine-Sheet Experiment (2006), Toister took nine squares of photographic paper, exposed them to varying degrees of light, and displayed them in a row. With the resulting line of gray and black squares, Toister displayed the materials and processes used in photographic image creation without actually creating any images.

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Biography

Attempting to counter an overabundance of images in the world, Yanai Toister seeks to produce photographs that are not centered on imagery. Instead, he focuses on the fundamental element upon which his medium relies: light. For example, in Nine-Sheet Experiment (2006), Toister took nine squares of photographic paper, exposed them to varying degrees of light, and displayed them in a row. With the resulting line of gray and black squares, Toister displayed the materials and processes used in photographic image creation without actually creating any images.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Blue chip status
Blue chip representation
Represented by internationally reputable galleries.
Group
Group show at a major institution
Hamburger Bahnhof
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
frieze