Yona Schley was born and raised in Israel. He studied Photography and Art at the University of Southern California. The artist lives in the town of Zoran and has a photography and printmaking studio in Ramat Gan. The major subjects of his artistic photography are the nature and architecture of the Land of Israel.

Schley was awarded the Photographer of the Year 1973 prize at Orange County, Califormia, and the Photographer of the Year 1983 prize by the Association of Israeli Photographers. He has participated in a number of group exhibitions in Tel Aviv, Jaffa, Caesarea, and Ashdod. His solo exhibition took place at 1976 in the Press House, Tel Aviv.  

The poresent show includes the selected works from the artist's solo exhibition Design in Nature, dated 1976. Using special technology of processing analogue photography, 
Schley derives mysterious and intriguing abstract shapes from his pictures of flowers and plants. The show includes both naturalistic original pictures and the resulting abstract images, which are interesting to compare.

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