Raised in Wilmette (as suburb of Chicago)Illinois.
Elias is a lyrical abstract artist, writer and poet, interweaving these worlds within his paintings. He is highly engaged in utilizing raw materials, making paint and working often on linen. The artist incorporates humor as a stint and abstraction as a vessel to hold an interior landscape. Thematically his interests lay in the interstitial space. Uncovering ancient Spiritual locations are recurring themes within his works.
Elias works daily from his studio at the Brewery Arts Complex in Los Angeles and he exhibits regularly in Los Angeles, as well as in Europe.
His work is collected by RAND Corporation, featured at TED.com Kohler Home for the Future, and purchased by the President of Iceland, Gudni Johannenson.
Painting can illuminate stillness. It can rectify the impossible. Defy gravity where heavy forms appear light like a feather and float rather than topple. It can raise the tone in the room and the room in your heart. It can stimulate thought and vision and solutions to the ‘un-confrontable’. It might bring you simple joy. It can play tricks with the present and send you backwards forwards or any number of directions if you are not grounded.