Liron Kroll’s work is based around the illusiveness of normality. She is interested in the inherent contradiction in the need to belong to a social structure, but being simultaneously repulsed by it. Kroll focuses on a specific moment of acknowledgement and realisation. Her characters, those whom we see within the image and those whose presence is only implied, exist in a state of constant conflict. This is emphasised by the rich, carefully constructed environment she achieves using different digital layering techniques. Kroll dismantles and creates visual worlds, using fragments from hundreds of different photos, photos taken in different times and places, thereby disconnecting the supposedly “photographic Image” from any standard anchors in time and space.
After completing her National service as an army-photographer, Kroll studied at H.I.T, Israel, and for an MA in Communication Art and Design at the Royal College of Art, London. She was commissioned by EPFL+ECAL lab in Switzerland to create an installation that uses Augmented Reality technology. Her Video Art piece ‘High Expectations’ was shown in festivals and exhibitions around the world and was shortlisted for the 2014 Royal Academy Summer. She has been shortlisted for the National Portrait Gallery’s Taylor-Wessing Prize twice. Liron has exhibited work globally in Fairs and Galleries and her work has featured in publications such as Creative Review, Motionographer, IDn magazine, The Independent, Computer Arts magazine, Haarertz, 125Magazine annual and 125LIVE shows as part of ‘Photomonth’, London. Liron works and lives in London.
Liron Kroll, Childcare No.1, 2013, Digital Photomontage, Edition of 5 + 2 AP, 100 x 63cm (39.4 x 24.8in.)