Marc Yankus, "Bubbles", 2008, from the series "Cities", pigment print, 22 x 17”. Edition of 15. Courtesy ClampArt, NYC

Marc Yankus, “Bubbles”, 2008, from the series “Cities”, pigment print, 22 x 17”. Edition of 15. Courtesy ClampArt, NYC

Marc Yankus

Oscillating between the old and the new, between the past and the present, I seek to establish a rhythm and play between beautiful still and quiet cityscapes filled with memories.

I am drawn to the mystic and romantic view of cities and their histories. Cities are a place of magic, exploration, wonderment, struggle and growth. One can be lost and one can be found within them. I’m interested in the abstraction city shapes take on in the dark. At night the buildings can appear alive and windows transform into eyes and mouths. Evening bring out that magic, stirring the city’s buildings to consciousness.

Marc Yankus (NYC) received his BFA from the School of Visual Arts. Yankus’ professional and fine art experience span a period of more than 25 years. His work has been included in exhibitions at The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn; Exit Art, NYC; The Library of Congress, Washington, DC; and recently at ClampArt, NYC. Yankus’ artwork has graced the covers of books by Salman Rushdie, Philip Roth, and Alan Hollinghurst, among many others. His images have also been used for theatrical posters for such acclaimed Broadway shows as Jane Eyre; August Wilson’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom; and John Patrick Shanley’s Pulitzer Prize winning play, Doubt. Additionally, Yankus’ photographs have appeared both on the covers and inside the pages of numerous publications ranging from The Atlantic Monthly to Photo District News.

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