Artwork byLars Elling
- Lithography print on high quality fine art paper
- Edition of 100
- Print Size: 50 x 39cm
- Motif Size: 43.5 x 34cm
- Signed and numbered by the artist
Lars Elling (b. 1966 / Norway), was educated at the Bergen National Academy of the Arts (1988-92). Elling is a story teller. His layers of imagery evoke memories of childhood, with the possible disturbance and trauma written between the lines. Family is the repetitive theme in Elling’s works; familiar moments infiltrated by surprising or unpleasant elements. The formalistic aspect of Lars Elling’s paintings is characterized by the erased and the broken. The pure visual expression has a meaningful function, where story and poetry are strong fundamentals. The paintings can be seen as a burst of memory, a description of a moment, where the almost experienced or almost seen is presented in a dream like and poetic expression, which can be compared to the poetic expressions in the works of Francis Bacon. Also like Bacon, Elling’s works also portray a description of the logic of feelings, and illustrate a beginning, a middle section and an end, however not in that order.
Elling’s works searches in a layered paradox of the intentional/unintentional, though based on a personal pilgrimage into concentrated work and moments of surrender. Lars Elling works with language, b...