Eelus takes inspiration from pop culture, graphic design and art history. He's known for paintings, large scale murals and thoughtful screen prints.
Eelus’ new paintings and prints continue to play and provoke. The artist sites the “dark and fantastic vision” of artists and writers such as Aubrey Beardsley and William Blake as contributors to his complex visual language.
Central stark figures, often melancholic women, are limned in a riotous display of joyous color further coupling the dissonant elements within the work. Many of the his figures are draped and entwined in networks of rainbow colored threads suggesting the entanglement and necessity of light and dark.
Akin to Beardsley, Eelus revels in a dark humor and detailed, textured figures. Eelus utilizes romantic art history references, classical themes and archetypes throughout the show. Layered with these historical elements is a contemporary color palette influenced by digital aesthetics and graphic work.
The artist has exhibited extensively throughout Europe and the US alongside artists such as Banksy, Ben Eine, Faile and Shepard Fairey.