Artwork by Eli Langer,  Feminine Figure (2015)
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Consignor Canadian Fine Art
326 Dundas St West
Toronto ON M5T 1G5
Ph. 1(416)479-9703

Lot #10

Eli Langer
Feminine Figure (2015)

oil on canvas
signed on the reverse; unframed
20 x 16 ins ( 50.8 x 40.6 cms )

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Provenance:
Private Collection
Exhibited:
“Caravansary of Joy”, Clint Roenisch Gallery, Toronto, 2015
Langer describes this painting as being created “during a transitional moment for me.
I had recently relocated to Toronto, Canada after over a decade of living in Los Angeles, California. I was rearranging, recovering and recollecting, I felt displaced from home.
I was not desolate, however, because I was in love with and being loved by a new person and our closeness was the only thing that was not approximate in my life. As I painted, I begin to see forms possibly a figure or figures within the paint. Uncertain and irresolvable I knew that any further brush could obliterate or erase the preceding marks. What did I want from this painting? I had not begun it with any intentions as I begin most paintings, looking into the paint for something, carefully applying and brushing, asking the paint to tell me something that I cannot be sure of. This is what painting is so good at. Uncertainties with presence. It felt right. So, as the figure or figures came into view, I carefully walked myself out of the picture.”
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Eli Langer
(1967)

Born in Montreal, Eli Langer lived and worked in New Orleans, San Francisco, and Los Angeles before settling in Toronto in 2015. As an independent art student, he joined artist enclaves and communities in Europe such as Berlin, Germany, Aix-en-Provence, France and Skagen, Denmark. Langer’s artmaking practice begins with drawing and presently extends through various mediums and materials, including to photography, video, multi and mixed-media installations, sculpture, textiles, garment design and fabrication, furniture making and design. He also writes on painting and art, has taught painting in the graduate program at UCLA and has exhibited internationally. His artwork has been exhibited at Daniel Hug Gallery, Los Angeles; Night Gallery, Los Angeles; Cardi Black Box, Milan, Italy; Platform Gallery, London, UK; The Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver and Mercer Union, Toronto. His drawings have been frequently published by Semiotexte Press, Los Angeles and were included in a limited edition for the 2014 Whitney Biennial, New York, NY.