Yoav Hainebach

I work on paper using painting, drawing, and printmaking to explore the space between reference and its abstraction. Using deliberately minimal visual language and mark making, my work refers to landscape, yet avoids becoming a specific site. The non-specificity of my landscapes is tangential to issues of diaspora and displacement—made apparent through the materialization of compression and linear/non-linear time theories.

The ground the work is situated on, paper, is mobile in and of itself. In this way, the work is literally grounded in mobility. The temporality and economy of paper’s state of being serves my personal drive and constriction, both literally and theoretically. By contending with the history of landscape and place, translation and language, my use of paper in my practice sits comfortably with its reference to the printed word, as well as diaspora and mobility.