In his work Yanir Shani explores the possibilities of photographic abstraction. 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, and Trauma that refers to social economic and political issues in the middle east.
Ashmedai is an installation composed of large scale analog photography and video produced during the last year. Through a play with traditions of story-building the photographic images are lifted out of their original contexts and into somewhere new.
Yanir Shani is an Israeli photographer that lives and works in Trondheim. He received an MFA from Trondheim Academy of Fine Art in 2017 and has for the last year been a tenant at Lademoen Kunstnerverksteder’s graduate artist studio program.
For more information about the artist see: https://yanirshani.wordpress.com/