The Yaniv Janson Project

Yaniv Janson: Taking Action

Yaniv works tirelessly to inspire disabled people to build on their gifts.

Taking Action Project In Collaboration With The United Nations (U.N.E.S.C.O.) 

Yaniv travels to schools and day centres to raise expectations around the contributions that can be made by people with disabilities. He knows from first-hand experience that families and carers just need to meet people who have demonstrably achieved their dreams - to be inspired by the energy and happiness derived from meaningful engagement.

The project focuses on discussions that are constructive and provides inspirational dialogues on what can be done immediately, with resources at hand to engage disabled people and to tap into their deep desire to participate and contribute. The outcomes of these engagements inspire people to take action and create change in their organisations and families.

By meeting with New Zealand art educators, community builders, families and support staff, Yaniv is furthering his mission - to encourage every disabled person to find and follow their own unique passions. Click on the title to navigate to the Taking Action Project website for more information.

Rich Middle Class And Poor Collection 

Yaniv conceptualised painting this series of works in 2011 when he began thinking about everyone's lives in the context of their socioeconomic status. He wanted to show the difference between the rich, middle class and poor by painting how they lived and how they felt about this.

This collection of paintings show how rich people have more of everything. They have more details and show the many options that the rich have - in the views they look at, the colours they use in their own homes etcetera. The poor are depicted to live in houses that are black, with no windows and no views. Their choices, future and happiness seem bleak. Meanwhile, the middle class sit squarely between the rich and the poor - having less choice than the rich but more options than the poor.

View the collection here