SUSPENDED BETWEEN A SCULPTURE AND AN IMAGE: ELAD LASSRY
Posted on July 13, 2012 by Isabella Cecconi
I can say it officially: I heart Elad Lassry! This Israeli talented and same age of mine photographer is the only one (from my point of view) who can perfectly combine generic images with vintage picture taken from magazines or film archives. Lassry studied film at the California Institute of the Arts then earned an MFA from the University of Southern California. All through his career ha has been tapping the culture of visual arts and motion pictures. His vibrant works of still life, collages, or portraits are always picture perfect, never exceeding on dimension and displayed in frames that derive from colors of dominant hues. Elad’s genius lays on re-discovering images from an array of sources. He uses media, films, drawn sketches and sculpture to re-approach to his art. Elad, born in Tel Aviv lives and works in Los Angeles. His work has appeared in many international exhibitions, including solo shows. His work continues the rich tradition of photo-led conceptual art, working with both found imagery from vintage magazines and his own photographs. Sometimes in his pieces of art it’s hard to tell what’s old and what’s new, but believe me, it won’t be hard to say ‘HOW BEAUTIFUL!’.