Pleased to announce Elad Rosen's first solo exhibition at Rosenfeld gallery. Rosen, recipient of the Ministry of Culture and Sport’s Young Artist prize of 2015, will show recent paintings that rely on a playful, childlike aesthetic. The paintings are inspired by the video games of the 80's, a virtual space that was as real and intense as any other tangible landscape of Rosen's childhood.
The different works present a repetitive imagery that deals in slapstick, dark humor and an excess of emotion. Limbs, faces, fruit and geometric shapes form together popy, expressive and misleading compositions, where the sweet, joyful appearance turns into a grotesque and terrifying one. A face that seems at first glance to be naïve becomes a disturbing Pinocchio, in an emotional exaggeration that is hard to take seriously and yet is impossible to resist.
Elad Rosen (born in 1980) lives and works in Tel Aviv, is part of Artport's residency program in Tel Aviv (2015 -2016), a graduate of the Bezalel MFA program (2013) and receiver of the Osnat Moses young artist painting Prize for the year 2010.