A Russian artist Ellen Sheidlin has been publishing her works to the world on the Internet, which she creates with the belief of “I can be anyone” using not just her self-portraits but various kinds of techniques such as drawings, sketches, videos, and forms of props, etc. that create certain worldview.
From subtle everyday scenes to one and only unique fashion portraits as well as avant-garde works criticizing the atmosphere of the time, all that Ellen produces are visually amusing and beautiful, and at the same time, make a vivid impression on viewers’ senses as Ellen’s own creativity with a strong message.
She now has followers all over the world who are sympathetic to Ellen’s work and her life style, including 4.4 million followers on Instagram and over 2.25 million subscribing to her YouTube channel.
This exhibition mainly features her illustration and photographic works to get to the heart of Ellen’s representative surrealistic yet contemporary works.
Photos may be taken in some areas.
Her upcoming first photo book, “Ellen in Sheidlinland”, (Seigensha) will also be on advance sale at the exhibition.
In this exhibition, you can enjoy the worldview of the artist of our time who suggests her own work as part of surreal-virtualism and freely travels around between the Internet world and the real worlds.
✴︎Ellen Sheidlin Profile
Born in 1995. Lives in St. Petersburg and in the Internet world at the same time. Self-taught in the field of photography, video, sculpture, and drawing, and works in the style of “survirtualism”, a combination of a dream, reality, and virtuality. Ellen releases her works on a daily basis in a virtual gallery that she runs for 4.5 million followers on Instagram. She has also created a number of works in collaboration with companies such as NIKE, BACARDI, BMW, Nestle, L'Oréal Paris Hair, and GIVENCHY, etc.
Her official Instagram account: @sheidlina