Eli Craven's ‘Screen Lovers’
In his series ‘Screen Lovers’, Illinois-based artist Eli Craven reinvents through the art of cutting, collaging, and folding. Craven gathered film stills from a photo book, combining beautiful and iconic movie couples while composing the work to produce the romantic and intensely sensual. Through viewing this nostalgic project, one can see the melting and twisting of classic love stories, combined with modern abstraction. Craven speaks of the work, “As I looked through them, I really wanted to see them come together, touch lips, make love, whatever comes next, so I started folding them into one another.” What better way to do it?