Acquired directly from the artist
Catalogue of the school of art - Hamidrasha, Beit Berl, graduate exhibition, July 2008, page 47
The school of art - Hamidrasha, Beit Berl, graduate exhibition, July 2008
ST-ART Inaugural exhibition, ST-ART Residence, Jaffa, Israel, March-April 2009
"Wild Exaggeration - The Grotesque Body in Contemporary Art", Haifa Museum of Art, July 18, 2009 - January 2, 2010.
The female figures that star in Michal Yaniv's paintings are dressed in leather apparel, decked in BDSM fetish gear and wear assorted masks. Their fetish-related actions are slightly ridiculed, with the artist wishing to sarcastically portray "strong" women who enjoy power and domination games which might ultimately be their undoing. They are superheroes of a fictional world dominated by aggressiveness, violence and sex. Thus, in A Quiet Dinner (2008) we see two figures - one bound in a kind of bio-mechanical hammock, the other "feeding," its mouth connected by a tube to the other figure's loins. The alienation and grotesque feeling in Lady M.
(2008) is achieved through the use of a familiar posture from portrait painting. The subject (a self-portrait?) is immortalized in ink on canvas in three-quarter profile, her upper body slanted sideways and her hand gently leaning on her thigh - like a Mona Lisa Dominatrix.
Born in Rishon LeZion, 1979; lives and works in Tel Aviv