Elenor Hellis London, United Kingdom
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Elenor Hellis (B. 1993 UK) is a visual artist living and working in London. Hellis is currently based in ACME studios in Stratford, London. Hellis' practice deals mostly with her own personal and intimate themes, whether is it examining her own body through a hypernarcist lense, or simulating the visceral surface detail and textures of the body through mix media works.

Hellis has previously worked with Performance and Film to explore re-enactments and gestures that explore her own personal as well as universally shared embarrassment and shame.

Hellis most recent works are exploring the use of fibres to re-create abject surface detail textures of the flesh. Elenor likes to create works that explore the wetness of flesh and tongues and uses pink and flesh colours to recreate the surface of the salivating tongue and bleeding guts.

Some of her most important works include, 'DAD/CRASH' which explores the use of oculus rift technology as she invites the audience to step into her inner thought-making inside a crash helmet, in which the audience revisit childhood memories of her father's paintings. The audience are exposed to her estranged relationship with her father in which the identity of her father and the women in the paintings are questioned.

In her 'bodycamera' series she attempts to capture every crevice and detail, with every image capturing device possible, ranging from scanners, bolex cameras, USB endoscopes and gopro cameras with eyelashes.

In her 'FOREIGN BODIES' series she attempts to extract as many specimens of her body that could be possibly removed and observes and isolates them in a microscopic landscape.


'MOUTHWASH/ The Choreography of a Smile' , Sculpture/Water Feature/Installstion, 2018, 5,000

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‘DAD/CRASH’, Painting/Film/Installation, 2018, 10,000 for collection of Paintings

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Paint Peels, Acrylic Paint Peelings incased in resin., 2018, £700

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'Just a Pretty Landfill' 2013 12 mins HD Film, Film, 2013

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The Body is the Image is the Frame is the Film. , Film of 16mm frames, 2013

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Eyelash Camera GoPro HERO with false eyelashes 2012, Sculpture with GOPRO and Eyelashes, 2012

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Scanning Performance, Performance/Film, 2012

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'Blood Guts' , Red Acrylic Spray Paint and Resin on Rug Textile , 2018 , £600

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'Cheese Puff Guts' , Orange Acrylic Spray Paint and Resin on Rug Textile , 2018, 500

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'Pink Guts' , Pink Acrylic Spray Paint and Resin on Rug Textile , 2018, 600

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Previous projects


‘Module Units’ at the Wellcome Collection, London, curated by Verity Keefe

01/04/2014 to 06/04/2014

‘Module Units’ at the Wellcome Collection, London, curated by Verity Keefe 2014

Wellcome Collection, London Details

‘One to One: Charting the Personal Terrain’,

01/04/2014 to 06/04/2014

'Just a Pretty Landfill' talk/lecture



Here is an informal talk/lecture on my 'Just a Pretty Landfill' research/talk. The talk took place at the Rag Factory as part of Hanquing Miao's event 'Investigation Series'.

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The Rag Factory,, London Details


01/10/2014 to 05/10/2014

Foreign Body Performance at Lewisham Art House July 2013

Lewisham Art House, London Details

'On & Off Again'

01/09/2015 to 01/10/2015

Exhibition 'On & Off Again' at Vésta Space, Porto, Portugal September 2015

Exhibition 'On & Off Again' at Vésta Space, Porto, Portugal September 2015, Porto, Portugal Details
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