Elad Lassry | the artist
The artist Elad Lassry
Born 1977, Tel-Aviv, Israel.
Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA, USA.
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Elad Lassry interview
"It's kind of the post-picture-generation approach," says Elad Lassry of his high-conceptualism-meets-stock photography technique. The 30-year-old artist, who is a native of Tel Aviv and moved to Los Angeles at 20, originally attended CalArts as a film student, but his theoretical bend led professors to suggest taking up a second major in the visual arts. "I'm fascinated by the collapse of histories," he explains…
Works and biography
Lassry examines the way cultural production is framed and transformed through different methods of representation. Finally, Zebra and Woman (2007) vacillates between two disparate subjects to both expose a synchronicity between forms and interrogate the construction of the image within the film frame…
In his staged photographs, collages made from found material, and intimately crafted films, Lassry employs seemingly mundane subject matter such as publicity shots, portraits of animals, nondescript landscapes, and still lifes of vegetables. The artist liberates each image from its existing visual history by negating origin, authorship and intentionality. At once disquieting and mesmerizing, Lassrys compositions are emptied of their associations and compel the viewer to consider a new conceptual space for the picture…