Eleni Odysseos


Eleni Odysseos (1991, Cyprus) lives and works between London and Cyprus. Eleni graduated from the MFA in Fine Art at Goldsmiths, University of London, in 2018 and was awarded the Abbey Fellowship at the British School of Rome in 2020. Her paintings are interested in desire, isolation, abjection, hierarchical systems of discipline and control, and processes of empowerment within a feminist framework. An underlying friction exists between the various elements that make up these paintings, as the figures descent into futile battles of power, violence and companionship. Her audio pieces explore fictional storytelling; they are often narrations of imaginary-inter-species encounters, and practices of gazing and observing.

Recent exhibitions include: I Hope This Finds You Well at Gallery 64 London (2019), Hoc Eva at Eve Liebe Gallery London (2019), Be Water Again at Korai Space Nicosia (2019), Figurative NOW. at Daniel Benjamin Gallery London (2018), A Change in Weather at No Format Gallery, London (2018), Beyond the Standard Model at Almanac Projects, London (2018) and Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize Exhibition at the Mall Galleries, London (2018).

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Fig. 1.
Eleni Odysseos, 
Meteoroid (2020), oil on plywood, 80 x120 cm.
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Fig. 2.
Eleni Odysseos, 
Suspension (2020), oil on plywood, 80x120 cm.
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Fig. 3.
Eleni Odysseos, 
Il Beniamino (2020), oil on canvas, 180x135 cm.
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