Israeli / British
Yoni Alter continually explores the realm that separates art and design. His extremely vibrant coloured works navigate and often cross the line between the figurative and the abstract - between form and space. In a playful manner his pieces address notions of semiotics, iconography and minimalism. They challenge the viewer to look twice and provide them with a colorful burst of joy and excitement.
Alter studied art and design in Jerusalem before completing his MA in Graphic Design at the University of the Arts London and has since called London ‘home’. The city functions as an endless source of inspiration for the artist. His debut London show at Kemistry Gallery was entirely inspired by the city’s urban landscapes. Alter’s colorful, abstracted depictions of London's architecture draw the viewer in and seem to sum up the creative vibe of the city.
Alter, however, does not limit himself to art that is to be hung on a wall, he also created the artwork for the branding of London’s TV Channel and is behind a best-selling merchandise range for Tate. His work can furthermore be seen covering double decker buses, on a 25m long banner in Shoreditch, and as part of the acclaimed "100 Years of Graphic Design" exhibition. Alter's fashion collaborations include a collection with Karl Lagerfeld and a series of designs for Hermes.