Ellis’s edgy style of art is set to take urban art to a whole new level. Drawing on 30 years of Graphic Design experience within the advertising, publishing and brand development field, Ellis quite literally woke up one morning and decided it was time for a change in direction; inspired by his love of the urban art movement the ‘Ellis Project’ was created.
With a passion for art clear from a very yonng age the seeds were sewn and this led to a career in Graphic Design and ultimately Ellis, the artist, was born. The work has evolved through a passion for strong graphic illustration and the stencil art movement, with influences from the likes of Antoni Tàpies, Mark Rothko, Banksy and Blek Le Rat. However, the main driving force behind the work was the street art and the way it looks and feels on the street.
Ellis’ artwork draws from iconic moments in history of any subject matter, which he then likes to add a twist to, or create a juxtaposition to challenge the viewer. These can be humorous, controversial or just plain ‘arty’ depending on what visually works for him.
There are usually several message within the work, but these are left to be seen by the beholder.