About Elad Larom
The roots of my work are introspective being formulated in my earliest paintings and drawings. Using them as a tool to mobilize a movement inwards in order to describe an existential picture and map a multi layered description of ones own psychology. With the use of the video format I tried to find a link to the external, political and social world and by that to formulate a movement from inside out. In relation to that the themes which I deal with mobilize back and fourth from the psychological to the philosophical from egoism to altruism.
The notion of truth is a slippery definition in which my work strives upon, Truth as a purifying and omnipotent goal and as a hazard and perilous concept in an individual existence. The necessity of lies in private and public life is what defines civilization, and filtering inconvenient truths is a goal which generations are brought upon. I try to uncover this complexity through personal and distant models, and I offer no definite answer but the power of the act itself. The act of an individual thought that rise up what is already accepted and obvious.
A mixture of humor and anger characterizes my work, through these channels I express in contradictable way. By using different modes to express the same I try to disclose a notion of the unstable state of subjective reality and to offer multiple approaches. I work with myself as a model acting my own fantasies whether they are funny or disturbing and by this I get a total experience as a exemplar, as an object and as a subject, reflecting and influencing reality and at the same breath being a useless ghost in the world of living.
The function of an artist; is it to touch reality and manipulate it or to never cross the line of action and stay a commentary observer. Where is the border, if there is any, between creating a fantasy which effects human life’s politically or psychologically and doing the same on a gallery wall. I believe that nowadays the precious thing an artist have is his own mind and not the products of it. I perceive the border between art and reality to be fluid and effective in more means then inside the artistic context and more accurately as a total theory of grasping ones reality.