Liat Elbling

Elbling

In my art I employ different media and disciplines in the aim of introducing a discussion surrounding the values of photography and reflecting on its nature. Consequently, I find that I oftentimes choose to put down the camera in order to strengthen my familiarity with it, and step away from the photograph in
order to better look at it.


My works touch and generate discussions in different disciplines and delve into subjects that preoccupy me: architecture and its components, as well as
the notion of "home", have a predominant presence in my works, at times in its mental and emotional connotations, and other times through the examination of
its graphic boundaries, its manifestation in a new space. In a research project (Untitled) I conducted over a period of more than five years, I photographed houses throughout Israel, which I then digitally manipulated by removing and obscuring basic markers in them, such openings and windows. The photographed details were designed, processed, and refined until they looked partially like pseudo-architectural three-dimensional digital models, despite having a source anchored in reality. The structures underwent transformation and from the principle of "home", became monuments with questionable content and functional quality.


Throughout my process I seek to explore the basic, familiar principles of photography – its ability to preserve, to mediate, and to create – but more importantly is looking at how these principles affect our perceptions, of how elements may be represented: studying the object which "has been there" through its representation, looking at a copy instead of the original, watching a performance instead of living the experience. Nowadays, to my feel, we have no need for photography that follows reality, quite the contrary – more often we strive to match reality to the photographic image, which gained the status of an ideal.


The Interactions Series, as well as Proposals for Disorder are ongoing projects, which started already in 2013. In these series, I adopted a slightly different approach, and now, rather than taking away and eliminating details from existing models, I construct and compose them in my studio.these structures are some kind of gestures to the world i surrounded by: the street, the city, the view outside my window. I employ various materials: wood, MDF, plaster, Styrofoam, cardboard, and paper, painting each "set" in a solid color, which is also manifested in the printing and framing process.


By this actions I return to art’s basic characteristics: perspective, light and shade, exam the relationship between two-dimensionality and threedimensionality, and encounters between materials, colors and textures. I wish to explore of course principles which are prevalent in photography – creating a replica in relation to the original, visual deceptions and disruption of space – but also am fascinated by how we can, briefly, simply, almost just ”forget” about the photograph.

The issues I'm focusing on reflect my need to explore the medium of photography as it relates to itself, to the social order, and to other media, whether the photographs are about architectural structures, plates, or flowers; I have employed these as tools in my reflections on photography.

Liat Elbing was born in 1980. She graduated with Honors from the Department of Photography at the Minshar School of Art and has since been working full-time as an artist in Tel Aviv, Israel. A rising star in the fine art photography field, Liat's work has been shown in numerous exhibitions, among them the Haifa Museum, Ramat Gan Museum, Indie Gallery, Beztalel Academy of Art Gallery and most notably, at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art after receiving the prestigious Leon Constantiner Prize for an Israeli photographer.

Images are available as pigment prints in various sizes, made in an edition of 5 with 2 APs. Pieces range in price from $2200 to $4000, depending on size and availability.
 
Please call: (312) 266-2350 for prices of specific pieces.
Prices are print only unless otherwise indicated.
Archetype
Liat Elbling
Archetype, 2015
Closer Than Ever
Liat Elbling
Closer Than Ever, 2015
Confession
Liat Elbling
Confession, 2015
Fifth Floor
Liat Elbling
Fifth Floor, 2015
Getting Lost
Liat Elbling
Getting Lost, 2015
Hidden
Liat Elbling
Hidden, 2015
Slot
Liat Elbling
Slot, 2015
Some Other Place
Liat Elbling
Some Other Place, 2015
The Origin of the World
Liat Elbling
The Origin of the World, 2015
Through
Liat Elbling
Through, 2015
Untitled
Liat Elbling
Untitled, 2015
Untitled
Liat Elbling
Untitled, 2015
Untitled
Liat Elbling
Untitled, 2015
Untitled
Liat Elbling
Untitled, 2015
Untitled
Liat Elbling
Untitled, 2015
Untitled (Full)
Liat Elbling
Untitled (Full), 2015
Untitled (Half)
Liat Elbling
Untitled (Half), 2015
Workshop Play
Liat Elbling
Workshop Play, 2015
Workshop Play
Liat Elbling
Workshop Play, 2015