Jan Yoors (1922-1977) was a master tapestry artist, as well as a published photographer and expert draughtsman. Since April of 2010, reGeneration has presented three exhibitions of large-scale tapestries and works on paper at their Renwick Street location. When we discovered the art of Jan Yoors we had never seen the work of an artist who combined the values of mid-century abstraction with the ancient tradition of tapestry in such an elegant way.
The simplified forms in the tapestries burst with vibrant colors. They glow with a sense of energy and drama.
The tapestries’ stark forms on rich color fields suggest abstract black and white photography. Compositions vary significantly from abstract to figural.