Yanir Shani

Yanir Shani (b. 1980) is an artist living and working at Lademoen Kunstnerversteder in Trondheim, Norway. He received his BFA from Bezalel Academy of art and design in Jerusalem (2011) and a MFA from Trondheim Academy of Fine Art (2017). Yanir explores the possibilities of conceptual abstraction in which the textual and cultural aspects of photography, provide the impetus for experiments in photographic deconstruction.

By manipulating traditional methods of production in photography during the printing process in the darkroom, he creates large-scale analog images that deal with distraction, disappearance, and obscure landscapes. Shani’s visual research creates a relationship between landscape photography and concepts like memory, home, borders, trauma, and identity, with references to social, economic, political, and geological issues.

Yanir Shani

Work

Yanir Shani´s artistic process is dedicated to exploring the possibilities of conceptual abstraction in which the textual and cultural aspects of photography, provide the impetus for experiments in photographic deconstruction. By manipulating traditional methods of production in photography during the printing process in the darkroom, he creates large scale analog images that deal with distraction, disappearance and obscure landscapes.

Shani´s visual research highlights the relationship between landscape photography and concepts of memory, trauma, borders, identity and belief. The artist often references to social-economical, political, and ecological issues. The works give expression to belief and the conviction that what you see is only a suggestion of reality, even of visible reality.

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Yanir Shani

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