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Artist Profile

Eleni Phyla

Born 1988, Nicosia, Cyprus.

Artist Profile

Eleni Phyla

Born 1988, Nicosia, Cyprus

Phyla’s existential worries are transmitted in her work using humour and poetry.

Eleni Phyla (b. 1988) is a multidisciplinary artist of conceptual orientation. She 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 existential worries are transmitted in her work using humour and poetry. Success for Phyla is to resonate a personal experience, to a universal level. She wants to be accessible and offer different levels of interpretation. She ideally aims to evoke a feeling or shift our perception. Her relocation to the mountains of Cyprus has enhanced her ecological consciousness and brought her closer to her instincts. Through her work, Phyla tries to raise awareness of environmental issues, evoke change, and document the beauty of the world before it’s too late.

Artworks

Cloud Study 5, 2018
Acrylic & spray paint on canvas
50 x 50 cm

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Cloud Study 6, 2018
Acrylic & spray paint on canvas
50 x 50 cm

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Pteridium aquilinum, 2019
Spray paint on canvas
80 x 100 cm

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