Elli Contou

Elli was born and raised in Athens and although after she graduated from school she went on to study journalism in the end she decided that following her dreams was what she wanted and studied art where she is presently attending the Cyprus University of Technology. The subjects of her paintings have many layers. Elli’s way of perception is that all humans have both their dark sides and brighter parts, some of which we show, and others that we hide deep within. Together, this combination creates a balance between aesthetic contemplation and existential narrative.

Her research starts with narratives from her daily life, with the possible trauma appearing between the unfolding of relationships. Through her work it is presented as something dreamy & dystopian all-together.