Liat Elbling

Elbling

In the last couple of years, my photographic practice does not originate in things that exist in the world, but is rather created inside the studio. I make architectural models on my studio desk and then photograph them. These are small models that I build as a tribute to the world around me: the city, the street, the neighborhood, the view from my house’s window; Since architecture and its components, as well as the notion of “home״," are central to almost all of my works and serves as my subjects of exploration.

In my recent series Interactions, for the most part I use simple and available materials such as wood, plaster, Styrofoam, cardboard, paper, and leftover materials that I find on the street, and each model has its own unique color, which also comes into play in the printing and framing choices. Through these processes, I touch on the most fundamental elements of art: perspective, light and shadow, the relationship between two-dimensional and three-dimensional, and the encounter between different materials, colors, and textures.

The conflation of the material and the photographic allows me to delve deeper into the discourse surrounding the boundaries of photography, question the veracity of the space and contemplate its objectiveness. Furthermore, the environment I created in my studio allows me to stretch and suspend the photographic act, to think about light in terms of matter, and on matter in terms of time; to try and play with my own thought patterns unleash my imagination and give it free reign.

The theme of home is paradigmatic to my practice, in which the photographic medium is equally important. For me, the photograph resonates with what is not seen in it, with the strangeness of what is not visible, what has no image. Through the image of the house, and along with questions surrounding the underlying principle of the image’s construction, I examine and undermine norms of representation.

 

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 + 2 APs. Pieces range in price from $2400 to $5500, depending on size and availability. 2017 images and on are an edition of 6 + 2 APs.
 
Please call: (312) 266-2350 for prices of specific pieces.
Prices are print only unless otherwise indicated.
Liat Elbling
Welcome Back #1, 2018
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Welcome Back #2, 2018
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A Leap of Imagination #1, 2018
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A Leap of Imagination #2, 2018
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A Leap of Imagination #3, 2018
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A Leap of Imagination #4, 2018
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A Leap of Imagination #5, 2018
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A Leap of Imagination #6, 2018
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A look at Liat's studio and props,

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All or Nothing, 2017
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Archetype, 2015
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Can't Remember, Can't Forget, 2017
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Closer Than Ever, 2015

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Confession, 2015
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Elsewhere, 2018
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Fifth Floor, 2015
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Fireplace, 2017
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Getting Lost, 2015

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Hard to Find, 2018
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Hard to See, 2018
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Hidden, 2015
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Interaction 2, 2015

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Interaction 3, 2015

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Interaction 4, 2015
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One Day, 2017
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One, Two, Three, 2015

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Patio, 2017
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Slot, 2015
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Some Other Place, 2015
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The Origin of the World, 2015
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Through, 2015
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Untitled, 2015
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Untitled, 2015

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Untitled, 2015
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Untitled, 2018
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Untitled, 2018
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Untitled (Full), 2015
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Untitled (Half), 2015

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Untitled 1, 2015
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Untitled 2, 2015
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Untitled 3, 2015
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Within, 2018
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Workshop Play, 2015