The 4 paintings sold at my July ArtsPost exhibition are at the Great Barrier Island!!! It's so cool to hear back from clients and see them in their new home... thanks so much Cher and Hamish for sending the photos:)
My 2nd book Changing the World - One Painting at a Time has been nominated by the UNESCO Asia Pacific Art Educators Hub as a teacher resource. People say the book encourages disabled youth to dream on their talents and inspires staff working with disabled people to support them to follow their passion. Click here to get to the screenshot pages below:
To follow up on this UNESCO nomination, I have done a pilot tour of 5 presentations and spoken to disabled people and their families as well as their teachers and support workers. It is by taking such actions that we can inspire a mind shift and aim higher for the achievements of marginalised people.
The people I speak to said they are inspired to take action in their communities to provide the extra-support needed. It is by helping one disabled person at a time that we will eventually see a difference!
I am committed to reach further and fundraising to be able to make a difference with more people around me.
Essay for Yaniv Janson's 'Bees In Trees' Exhibition. Cottleston Tauranga.
By Katherine Steeds
Yaniv Janson's works 'Bees in Trees' are dominated by horizontal lines and blue and green open spaces. On
his large square canvases, squared off mountains, ponds, and lollipop
trees are arranged with an apparent naïve simplicity, yet closer
contemplation reveals sophisticated size and placement choices which are
used to create the illusion of great depth within the picture plane.
Objects cut by the edges of the fames hint at what landscapes continue
beyond, outside our view, but allow us to decide for ourself what they
might hold. Rubbed back acrylic textures also subtly suggest recession:
areas of flat colour draw attention with almost a sense of relief to
these small unevennesses, where the thick pigment has been applied then
scrubbed off again to reveal the glow of ground beneath through the
are here, implied by their outdoor furniture, windmills, and neat rows
of vegetables and fruit trees, and they live compactly in tall apartment
houses set in expansive parks and gardens. But they are never to be
seen, for nothing moves, not even the bees which are hidden in their
nests, hanging tidily like yellow and black lanterns in trees. Trees
that grow in rows, on islands, singly on hills or flanking Janson's
fairytale idealised world where the viewer's imagination can travel at
its own pace, through half-remembered holidays and over lovely, gentle
lands under clear bright skies. Quirky things might happen here. Castles
are made of gold. And there is always time for picnics and long walks
in green serene fields and leisure to enjoy the views that stretch
almost unimpeded to the ever-present far horizontal sea's edge. The
paintings evoke a tamed and farmed world in which the needs of people,
plants and bees might exist co-exist in perfect harmony. Yet there are
hints that all is not right, for example with that sea-level lapping
alarmingly high on those tiny, funny little idyllic islands with their
precious, golden homes.
large naive paintings from his 'Bees in Trees' series are unique. They
look simple, yet are rich, worthy of contemplation, and worth getting
Oh what a buzz at the opening night and VIP event at Experience Comvita!!! Deepest thanks to the Experience Comvita team for making it happen and to the Board of Comvita New Zealand Limited for their support in this joint adventure!!
There is a certain amount of peace within Yaniv Janson's paintings, an
emphasis on space, a quiet calm that envelops you as the observer from a not so
A driven young artist, Janson has experienced success and recognition
from the young age of 16. Now, as a 21 year old, Janson's last five years have
seen him reach great levels of achievement. Exhibiting both internationally and
throughout New Zealand, Janson approaches his goal of becoming a full time professional
artist with a great amount of talent and dedication.
Janson's interest in the natural world, delicately directs his visual
art to the unnerving importance of the invisible, this can be seen in Janson's,
One minute Before the Tsunami. Here,
a well attended garden is painted, the colours are vibrant and there is a quiet
sense of summer life. This uncanny ability to portray innocent beauty in the
face of potential terror or, a quiet calm in a time of environmental urgency is
where Janson communicates his unique perspective best, the beauty of the '
In Bee Tween, Janson's current
project for the Hamilton Garden Arts Festival 2014 was initiated by his
fascination with the life of the bee. On talking to Janson, the first question
he will ask you is, why are beehives predominantly portrayed as boxes? With the
growing scarcity of the bee and the increased awareness of the vital nature of
the bee Janson works towards 'changing the world one painting at a time'.
Pushing his artistic vision into the three dimensional world of
installation, Janson's aim is to communicate his environmental concern for the
bee through three large steel framed paintings nestled in the trees, at the
Hamilton Gardens Art Festival.
Here is the painting I donated for tonight's auction for the Child Cancer Foundation benefit... It is called Outside World Beautiful. Auction starting at 5:30pm at the office of Creative Waikato in Alexandra St. Hamilton.
First I dropped many red dots and waited for them to dry, then I dropped many orange dots and waited for them to dry, then I dropped many yellow dots and waited for them to dry, then I dropped many green dots and waited for them to dry, then I dropped many blue dots and waited for them to dry, then I dropped many purple dots and waited for them to dry then then I did the same thing again with each colour another 5 times.
Bees are in great danger. Bee colonies are being decimated by viruses and possibly by the over use of pesticides. This problem, however, is not high up on the agenda of politicians. My mission is to raise public awareness on the plight of bees. To start with, let's raise their visibility.
Most people don't see bee hives... I search for them.
Bee Hives Acrylic on Canvas 76 X 76cm Yaniv Janson
The statistics reported to the Page Manager (invisible to the wider public) are that the post reached a total of 17,600 people!!! This is amazing and yet another proof that the wider public is keen to support differently-abled artist when given the opportunity to do so.
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In 2011 my French agent, Aude Fosset sold my "Houses of Rich and Poor" work. This painting represents the fact that people often get to buy houses according to their financial success... and so it is unfair that the rich people get the best opportunities, houses and views... In my painting there is a middle row from the top of the coloured houses to represent the fact that other than the two extremes of rich and poor, there should be more people in the middle row, second from the top... more fairness in the world!!!!