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About ELaH...



Born in Brussels in the 80s, Elah lived an unusual childhood that gave her a vision and behavior apart from other children. Difference she has long been covering for better fit. Otherness that ultimately gives her a clean look at what surrounds us and is reflected in her works. Sensitive and strong at times, cartesian but utopian, one of these mottoes is: "Do not go where the path may lead. Go where there is no path and leave a trail "(Emerson).

From a young age, she has always been very manual whatever areas with a preference for drawing and painting. Aesthete in the soul, does not mean she's forgetting the intellect and she recently completed a Master's Degree in law at the Free University of Brussels. Although, her most fertile inspiration always follows more cerebral periods.

Her technical is based on colors and effervescences what emerge. As so aptly said Pablo Picasso: "I do not paint what I see, I paint what I think," and here, everything is abstract interpretations of emotions and sensations which, depending the spectator in front of the canvas, vary and trigger feelings as diverse as subtle.


The lines and curves, very present in her creations represent the complex networks of desires; the construction of "me". Her main theme is the consciousness and the illusions : "We are not really what we are conscious of being."

The man who comes into the world has a completely unconscious mental apparatus and consisting solely of primary instincts. This device is exclusively governed by instinctual values of instant gratification, pleasure or avoidance of pain, consumption. The pleasure principle quickly collide with the natural and social environments, which make it impossible for an immediate and full satisfaction of the instincts. This shock then causes the development of a new principle of mental functioning: the reality principle. By integrating the reality principle, the individual acquires a psychological consciousness and reason, he learns to distinguish the true from the false, the good from the bad, the useful with the dangerous.

It's this reason and this awareness that will make us tend to become transparent, identical to the "others" to want to hide the excesses of our emotions or our dark sides. These rejections, sometimes consciously or unconsciously form our outward appearance to the world, our "shell" both prison and protection.

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