Urban, Edgy, Fine Artist & Illustrator.

WHO IS HELEN, AKA ELLUSE, THE ARTIST?

Hello! If you’re wondering, the logo name Elluse is an abbreviation of the word “Elusive.” You will get an idea of why I call myself this by reading below:

My art delves into the concept of conformity, exploring how people, and even artists, often create art that looks the same, thus conforming to certain standards. Erich Fromm once said, “Most people are not even aware of their need to conform. They live under the illusion that they follow their ideas and inclinations, that they are individualists, that they have arrived at their opinions as the result of their thinking and that it just happens that their ideas are the same as those of the majority” (The Art of Loving).

My artwork looks different, and I deliberately explore many mediums and styles because I can. Seeking perfection is for people who don’t want to improve themselves.

When I express my thoughts through art, I prefer to do so subtly. I don’t want to come across as an advertisement; I don’t have to. I’m not singularly focused on one thing, but I have many layers to my personality. I’m a well-rounded individual with many levels of character. In other words, you can’t confine me to a specific category or label me like an object.

Ever since I was a child, I have been creating art. My mother, an art teacher, introduced me to various art forms at a young age, encouraging me to experiment with different mediums. As I continued to grow as an artist, I developed a passion for learning and exploring a wide range of technologies, computer software, sculpture, lino printing, fine art, photography, installations, 3D printing, and even setting up art exhibitions. I am also interested in philosophy and politics, which significantly influence my artwork.

I don’t particularly appreciate how society pressures artists to conform. There is pressure to choose an art medium and unique style. I didn’t want to do this, and creating the same things repeatedly in your art until you die is boring.

“Art is not about business or making money but a way to live your life that doesn’t embrace the Western society concept of buying and throwing products away. It would be better for the planet and people’s mental health if more people became artists.” – Helen Joneska Elluse.