Eliav, Oren b.1975 / Listener
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about this work
Inherent to all of Oren Eliav's work is the motivation to transform appearance to apparition and known to unknown. His paintings depict choirs, tourist attractions, ecclesiastic paraphernalia and musical instruments as objects and sites of seduction and desire. In a constant state of flux, they hint at the inherent ungraspable nature of the sublime. Eliav often compares the act of painting to that of conjuring, imbuing his figures and portraits with a haunting, ghost-like quality. The painterly space is constructed as a stage set in a twilight zone, where figures and events are forever 'trapped in representation' and are subjected to distortions and unnatural occurrences. It is in this murky realm that Eliav's addresses the possible presence of music in painting. 

Oren Eliav (b.1975, Israel)

Listener, 2011

Oil on canvas
50 x 50 cm
19 11/16 x 19 11/16 in.
Braverman Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel Current Location:
UK - London - G4Si PaintingMiddle East


Two Thousand and Eleven
Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel
March 2011 - June 2011


Two Thousand and Eleven
Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel (Catalogue), 2011

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