Celeste Moure blogs about the exhibition Guy Yanai: Ancienne Rive at Ameringer McEnery Yohe, New York, on view through August 14, 2015.
Moure writes: "Yanai’s pieces look pixelated, in keeping with the digital age in which they were created — and the artist doesn’t shy away from mentioning computers, Photoshop and Instagram in conversation — but they are also reminiscent of objects made using centuries-old crafts, like needlepoint or weaving. His style, he says, 'references a lot of ancient things but also a lot of new things.'"
Valerie Brennan interviews painter Guy Yanai about his work and process.
Yanai says "In the beginning, I'm certain that the painting/s will take a week to do, and somehow that's never the case. They get layered with opposing languages, images, and conceptions. And that begins another round of excitement. An excitement of how painting needs to have irreconcilable forces in it."
Edited by artist Brett Baker, Painters' Table highlights writing from the painting blogosphere as it is published and serves as a platform for exploring blogs that focus primarily on the subject of painting.