Guy Yanai, ‘Claire and Her Boyfriend’, 2021, Painting, Oil on canvas, Miles McEnery Gallery
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Guy Yanai

Claire and Her Boyfriend, 2021

Oil on canvas
63 × 74 3/4 in
160 × 189.9 cm
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New York
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Guy Yanai
Israeli, b. 1977
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With their vernacular subject matter and pixelated appearance, Guy Yanai’s paintings encompass a variety of historical influences but seem distinctly of a technology-inflected moment. Inspired by historical figures such as Matisse and Cezanne, as well as more contemporary figures such as Tal R, the Tel Aviv-based artist’s paintings capture unoccupied scenes of everyday life, flattened into a shallow depth of with solid blocks of color that create the appearance of cut-outs or collage. His paintings draw on sources from everyday life—spaces the artist visits, plants, films, conversations—but in Yanai’s paintings, these images become reduced to geometric blocks, abandoning references to the outside world in favor of a visual experience equally indebted to digital images and abstract painting.

Guy Yanai, ‘Claire and Her Boyfriend’, 2021, Painting, Oil on canvas, Miles McEnery Gallery
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Guy Yanai
Israeli, b. 1977
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With their vernacular subject matter and pixelated appearance, Guy Yanai’s paintings encompass a variety of historical influences but seem distinctly of a technology-inflected moment. Inspired by historical figures such as Matisse and Cezanne, as well as more contemporary figures such as Tal R, the Tel Aviv-based artist’s paintings capture unoccupied scenes of everyday life, flattened into a shallow depth of with solid blocks of color that create the appearance of cut-outs or collage. His paintings draw on sources from everyday life—spaces the artist visits, plants, films, conversations—but in Yanai’s paintings, these images become reduced to geometric blocks, abandoning references to the outside world in favor of a visual experience equally indebted to digital images and abstract painting.

Guy Yanai

Claire and Her Boyfriend, 2021

Oil on canvas
63 × 74 3/4 in
160 × 189.9 cm
.
Contact For Price
Location
New York
Have a question? Visit our help center.
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