Edited by Honey Luard. Text by André Rottman.
Over the past few years, through photographs, films and sculpture, as well as interventions in the gallery space, Los Angeles–based artist Elad Lassry (born 1977) has developed a reputation for the wit and rigor of his investigations into how we perceive and conceive pictures. Published to accompany a show at White Cube Hong Kong, this elegant volume presents his latest body of work, made in 2012, which comprises pictures, sculptures and a drawing, as well as bizarre hybrid objects that consciously and intelligently question distinctions between media. For Lassry, the act of looking, whether at a unique artwork, human face or generic coffee cup, is always a picture-making process. His latest work provokes tensions between embodied experience and the abstract thought evoked by that experience.