ELLE’s 2,900 square foot semi-circular mural painting was commissioned as part of its HYxOffTheWall initiative to reinvigorate Hudson Yards during the COVID pandemic in New York. The aim of ELLE's painting was to highlight the heart and soul of New York. She wanted to empower and show love to her city, who had been through so much. ELLE explained that all the figures are “looking forward” and “to a brighter future.” She specifically painted women, and to portray them “in a strong way.” She said, “The imagery isn’t meant to represent any single woman, but rather all of them, because women are most powerful together. That said, my work isn’t only about all women coming together; it’s about what comes together in all women: creation, life, beauty.”
New York, US
This mural has been split into two different NFT pieces of digital animated art. The Goddess represents daytime, the sky and lightness, and emanates vibrancy, hope and diversity: the things that make New York strong and resilient
ELLE’s STREET ART ALIVE NFT collections feature are high quality digital animations that have been created from ELLE’s street art, and can be viewed IRL at The Vessel, NYC, USA. There are strictly 16 limited editions available of “The Goddess”
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ELLE’s work is evocative, alluring, lavish, outrageous, purposeful and informative. ELLE is considered to be one of the top touring street artists in the world. ELLE’s mural graffiti art portrays her main passions for feminism and protecting the environment. The elements in her pieces are pure visual poetry; powerful females, flowers, animals and classical elements juxtaposed with pop-culture and high fashion imagery, revealing purposefully designed messages to the world. Her other forms of art, such as street posters, reflect the strong, disruptive character of street art in general. ELLE uses every facet of street art to put her mark on the cities she’s visited.
ELLE’s work has been exhibited in the prestigious Saatchi Gallery in London, Urban Nation Museum in Berlin, and as a two hundred foot tall projection onto the façade of the New Museum in New York. Her artwork has been published in over a dozen books on street art along with hundreds of online publications and articles. She has collaborated with and been commissioned by major brands such Reebok, Nike, Asics, and Ikea.
ELLE finished 2020 by painting four large murals for Ralph Lauren in Tribeca NY, a 2,900 square foot painting at the base of the infamous Vessel structure in New York City along the Highline, as well as a four story high tribute painting to Ruth Bader Ginsberg the lower east side, NYC, and 2021 finds ELLE painting her largest piece to date at 10,000 square feet in Fort Monmouth, New Jersey.
“Brooklyn's ELLE is at the front of a pack of female street and graffiti artists clawing their way into what has historically been a male-run art scene”
In 2022 ELLE is excited to have entered into the NFT space, exhibited alongside Keith Haring and Basquiat inside Kunst Linie Museum in Almere Netherlands, and designed a car wrap and mural in NY for Toyota. ELLE is looking forward to exploring the NFT space further with STREET ART ALIVE.
New York, USA