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Yinon Shamshins
Digitally Represented Artist
Agora Gallery
530 West 25th StreetNew York,NY
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  • A Journey to the Toy Land
Archival Pigment Print
14" x 20" 

    A Journey to the Toy Land

    Archival Pigment Print
    14" x 20"
  • All Who Have Not Yet Harvested
Archival Pigment Print
14" x 20" 

    All Who Have Not Yet Harvested

    Archival Pigment Print
    14" x 20"
  • Auschwitz, Motherless, Fatherless
Archival Pigment Print
7.5" x 12" 

    Auschwitz, Motherless, Fatherless

    Archival Pigment Print
    7.5" x 12"
  • Forms of Boredom
Archival Pigment Print
14" x 20" 

    Forms of Boredom

    Archival Pigment Print
    14" x 20"
  • Gilad
Archival Pigment Print
14" x 20" 

    Gilad

    Archival Pigment Print
    14" x 20"
  • I Have Faith in the Future
Archival Pigment Print
14" x 20" 

    I Have Faith in the Future

    Archival Pigment Print
    14" x 20"
  • Lotus
Archival Pigment Print
14" x 20" 

    Lotus

    Archival Pigment Print
    14" x 20"
  • On Being an Angel
Archival Pigment Print
14" x 20" 

    On Being an Angel

    Archival Pigment Print
    14" x 20"
  • Renana
Archival Pigment Print
7.5" x 12" 

    Renana

    Archival Pigment Print
    7.5" x 12"
  • Spiritual Uplifting
Archival Pigment Print
14" x 20" 

    Spiritual Uplifting

    Archival Pigment Print
    14" x 20"
  • Splitted Self Portrait
Archival Pigment Print
14" x 20" 

    Splitted Self Portrait

    Archival Pigment Print
    14" x 20"
  • Sunday, Heaven
Archival Pigment Print
14" x 20" 

    Sunday, Heaven

    Archival Pigment Print
    14" x 20"
  • Tamar
Archival Pigment Print
7.5" x 12" 

    Tamar

    Archival Pigment Print
    7.5" x 12"
  • Trouble in Mind
Archival Pigment Print
14" x 20" 

    Trouble in Mind

    Archival Pigment Print
    14" x 20"
  • Upper Limbs
Archival Pigment Print
14" x 20" 

    Upper Limbs

    Archival Pigment Print
    14" x 20"
  • White Noise Makes You Luna
Archival Pigment Print
14" x 20" 

    White Noise Makes You Luna

    Archival Pigment Print
    14" x 20"
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Yinon Shamshins

Israeli artist Yinon Shamshins is known for photographing his subjects’ state of mind. As a trained clinical psychologist and a member of the Jewish faith, Shamshins deals with personal trauma and pain on a constant basis. Internalizing these experiences, the artist uses his camera like an emotional sensor, capturing the moods and feelings of his subjects as they sit, stand, and pose for the artist, at once afraid and eager to put themselves on display.

In Lotus, we see a young man submerged in a pool of water with an object floating above his neck, dragging him further down the well of depression. In Auschwitz, Motherless, Fatherless, the camera distorts a bare tree, swirling its limbs around as if they were being flushed down the drain. Both his patients and the Jewish community continue to wrestle with the crimes and misfortunes of the past. Using visual images to give us a glimpse into the minds of others, Shamshins shows us the power of common understanding, helping us make sense of emotions and experiences too painful to describe.




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