Alternative, Edgy, Artist, Illustrator & Shop.
WHO IS HELEN, AKA ELLUSE, THE ARTIST?
Hello! In case you’re wondering, the logo name Elluse is an abbreviation for the word Elusive, which you will get an idea of why I call myself by reading below.
My art explores how we conform as people, and even as artists, we tend to make all our art look the same, which is conforming. My artwork looks different, and I deliberately try many different mediums and styles because I can.
When expressing my thoughts in art, I prefer to approach this by being subtle. I’m not an advertisement and don’t have to act like one. I’m also not about one thing, but I have many layers to my personality. I’m a person who is fully rounded and has many levels of character. In other words, you cannot place me anywhere and put me in a box like an object.
Since childhood, I’ve been creating art. My mother was an art teacher, and from a young age, she taught me to explore many mediums and experiment creatively. As I’ve grown as an artist, I’ve loved learning and studying many technologies, computer software, sculpture, lino print, fine art, photography, installations, 3D printing, and recently setting up art exhibitions. I also like reading about philosophy and politics, which are massively influential in my artwork.
I don’t particularly appreciate how society pressures artists to conform, and I have found 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 products and throwing them away. It would be better for the planet and people’s mental health if more people became artists.