(Image: Leemour Pelli, Eastward one, West, the other, 2010, oil on canvas, 60 x 48 x 2 inches; © Leemour Pelli)
Leemour Pelli (b. New York City)
I work in the diverse media of Painting, Sculpture, installations, works on paper, photography, and prints.
My work explores the nature of reality and contemporary existence. It reflects on social and psychological aspects of interrelationships, within the context of perception, sensorial experiences, and the human condition.
In some of my work, I focus on manifesting not only the visible aspects of reality, but what one cannot always see, or what I call “almost sight.” That is, I explore a basic collapse and failure in our limited nature of perception. This, in turn, leads to other complications and limitations in the domain of human interrelations and experience.
In order to show this, the works are at times x-rays of life, or x-rays of figures or situations, at times palimpsests, in which I try to show how contemporary modern man is somehow limited – in his/her vision(s), relationships, and in their selves.In the work I also explore the nature of the self as an individual, and that of being contextualized in a space that involves others/relations and the power of time. The human figure, or human landscape, is explored in an anatomical and poetic way – as a place of memory and transformation, whether good or bad, real or imaginary.
Education: B.F.A., painting, School of Visual Arts, 1994. Master of Arts degree in Art History, Hunter College, 1989. B.A. in English Literature, Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Also studied at the Bezalel Academy of Art in Jerusalem, the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts, in Paris, and at Cornell University.
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