YES, BUT NOT WITH YOU
About Eli Rezkallah
Eli Rezkallah is a fine-art photographer, video director, visual artist, founder and creative director of Plastik Magazine and Plastik Studios.
Born in Beirut, Lebanon. Eli Rezkallah started his career as a fashion show producer in 2004 and quickly branched out as a visual artist, launching his own creative studio, Plastik Studios in 2007.
Rezkallah’s inspiration started at a very young age. Having grown up in a secluded oasis in the middle of war-torn Lebanon, he was always surrounded by women who were constantly putting on a good face and deliberately turning a blind eye towards their country’s tense social-political situation. Rezkallah’s work is a visual representation of women in denial and the measures they take to escape reality, and to recreate their own. No matter how colorful and vibrant they would paint their world, they could never hide the sentiment of dread that they felt from living in an environment on the verge of destruction.
Rezkallah’s work typically juxtaposes pure and flawless beauty with off-putting melancholia and lethargy. His subjects, styled with razor-sharp meticulousness and placed in surreal settings, feel stoic and empty; unimaginative souls lost in a most imaginary world.
Yes, but not with you. 2017
available in 3 sizes
70 x 105 cm (27.55 x 41.33 in) framed, edition of 10.
100 x 150 cm (39.37 x 59 in) framed, edition of 10.
130 x 195 cm (51.18 x 76.77 in) framed, edition of 6.
Courtesy Eli Rezkallah & Plastik Studios