Marc Yankus, Stairs Building
Stairs Building
Marc Yankus, Somewhere in The West Thirties
Somewhere in the West Thirties
Marc Yankus, Three Buildings
Three Buildings
Row of White Buildings, Marc Yankus
Row of White Buildings
Marc Yankus, Commodore Criterion
Commodore Criterion
Marc Yankus, Building Split
Building Split
Marc Yankus, Charles and Seventh, 2013
Charles and Seventh
Marc Yankus, Blue Coming Though
Blue Coming Through
Marc Yankus, Flatiron Area
Flatiron Area
Marc Yankus, Holland Tunnel Tower
Holland Tunnel Tower
Marc Yankus, Goldman Sachs, 2013
Goldman Sachs
Marc Yankus, L Shape
L Shape
Marc Yankus, Many Windows In Chelsea
Many Windows in Chelsea
Marc Yankus, Northern Dispensary
Northern Dispensary
Marc Yankus, Pierre Hotel
Pierre Hotel
Marc Yankus, Rectangles and Bricks, 2013
Rectangles and Bricks
Marc Yankus, Side of Building
Side of Building
Marc Yankus, The Space Between
The Space Between
Empty Lot in The West Village, Marc Yankus
Empty Lot in the West Village
Marc Yankus, Tower, Two
Tower, Two
Marc Yankus, Wall Divided
Wall Divided
Marc Yankus, White Building In Chelsea, 2013
White Building in Chelsea
Marc Yankus, Yellow Ochre Building
Yellow Ochre Building
Marc Yankus, Perry and Seventh 6 2013
Perry and Seventh
Marc Yankus, New York Berlin,-Three
New York Berlin
Marc Yankus, Building with Black Bar, 2013
Building with Black Bar
Marc Yankus, Inside Out, Two
Inside Out
Building Inside Buildings, Marc Yankus
Building Inside Buildings
Marc Yankus, Slanted
Marc Yankus, Sapco Building
Sapco Building
Marc Yankus, White Netting 2,-2013
White Netting
Marc Yankus, Building under construction
Building Under Construction
Marc Yankus, Caged Windows
Caged Windows
Marc Yankus, Houston Street
Houston Street
Marc Yankus, Two Corners
Two Corners
Marc Yankus, Across The Street
Across the Street
Marc Yankus, Four Windows
Four Windows
New York Telephone Company Building, Marc Yankus
New York Telephone Company Building
Marc Yankus, Third Avenue and St. Marks
Third Avenue and St. Marks

In this body of work, Yankus turns away from the soft focus which characterized much of his earlier imagery. In these photographs of the city, there is a very precise, almost hyper-real quality. The exactitude of the lines and the enormity of detail (down to the definition of individual bricks in the façade of a thirty-story building) imbue the photographs with the meticulousness of architectural renderings. However, Yankus plays off of the rigidity with a soft, subdued palette and a texture in the images which curiously seems to speak of history, memories, and the past.

The artist considers the photographs obscure and surrealistic portraits of New York City buildings. He writes, “In my new work, I have attempted to ‘rebuild’ New York through my own, imagined vision, in which the city’s historical buildings, so often taken for granted, exist as living presences.”

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