From Installation Magazine:

There is a distinctively painterly quality about the photographs of Marc Yankus. The landscape of New York becomes an urban collage of decay, grime, optimism, and renewal all while appearing as a blur straddling the past and the present. Yankus went into greater detail on Saatchi Online about the source of his inspiration as being “fascinated with the city in its rare moments of tranquility as it sinks into slumber, as it rouses itself to face a new day. At such times the city is all abstraction looming shapes, diffused light, spectral shadows. In these moments of transient repose, when its elements are briefly cloaked in softness, a kind of beauty envelops even the most mundane street scenes and my work aims to capture that ineluctable quality.”

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