2 Birds Missing 30in x 30in oil on canvas
X Dancers 18in x 18in colored pencil - Private Collection
X Flower 18in x 18in oil on canvas
X Dancers 18in x 18in oil on canvas
X Man 18in x 18in oil on canvas
The Embrace 19.5in x 27.5in oil on canvas
Lecha Dodi 20in x 30in oil on canvas
Between Jerusalem's Walls 20in x 27.5in oil on canvas
Kadish for Kadishman 20in x 27.5in oil on canvas
Some Trees II 18in x 24in oil on canvas
Elliot Lazarus was born and raised in New York City. Trained as an architect, but frustrated by the discipline's inherent expressive constraints in practice, Lazarus embraced painting instead. He studied drawing and painting at the Art Students League of NY, and at The Bridgeview Academy. Lazarus' architectural core is evident in the strong geometric themes of much of his work.
Lazarus' current works are predominantly of oil paints on stretched canvas. He sometimes builds up three dimensionality by binding together multiple canvases.
The driving force of Lazarus' paintings is the exploration of the complex found within the simple. There are perhaps existential themes in his infinite spaces of single point perspective.
Having lived eight years in the city of Jerusalem, Lazarus has a particular sensitivity to stone textures and their interaction with light. Much of his work is a kind of meditation of light.
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