About the Artist
Eleni Phyla (b. 1988) graduated from Athens School of Fine Arts (2015) also studied at the School of Fine and Applied Arts of Thessaloniki (2007-9), and at the École National Supèrieure des Beaux Arts in Paris with Erasmus grand (2011-12).
She presented the solo TρOPICAL, at Circuits and Currents (2016), and Air Sale: Inside/Outside, at Stoa 44 (2015), both in Athens. Her work was also shown at exhibitions including Painting Notes, Artseen, Nicosia, Cyprus (2018), Imago Mundi, Trieste, Italy (2018), The Presence of Absence, or the Catastrophe Theory at NIMAC, Nicosia, Cyprus (2018); Displacement as a state of mind, Koraï, Nicosia (2017); Antikristo, Heraklion Crete Cultural Centre (2017); Ola kala, Centre d’Art Contemporain de St-Restitut, Drôme Provençale, France (2016), Sphinx 2015, The hidden Thebes Festival, Thebes, Greece (2015); Cloud, 3 137, Athens, Greece (2015); Fireworks Out Of Season – Riviera, Riviera, Athens, Greece (2015), Moment Grec, Folklore Museum, Aegina, Greece (2014); various studio shows at Galerie Gauche et Droite Ensba, Paris (2012); and Intimate Space, permanently installed at Olympic Village, Innsbruck, Austria (2012).
Phyla’s work at the exhibition Artists are the New Athletes functions both as a whole unit comprised of ten canvases, that can also stand on their own as each one is a unique Cloud Study.
What one encounters at the gallery wall is simultaneously depicted at her instagram account as a mirrored phenomenon, stressing the correlation between the production of art and the diffusion of it in the contemporary word.