Piece description from the artist
"Anything that gets your blood racing is probably worth doing."
- Hunter S. Thompson
Born in 1987, Elly Liyana graduated from Lasalle College of the Arts in 2009 with degree in fine arts and later earned a Bachelor's Degree in fine arts from Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in 2011.
Her work are fragments of her personal thoughts and memories, combined together to form a reflection of something intimate but openly expressed through art. By displaying her work openly, Elly shares various thoughts and dreams in fragmented pieces that illustrate different chapters of her life and she takes satisfaction in knowing that a part of her exists in each piece..
In 2012, Elly took part in the "Secret 7 charity for Teenage Cancer Trust":http://www.teenagecancertrust.org/get-involved/music/news/secret-7/ exhibition in London, UK. A few of her illustrations were exhibited and sold as vinyl covers for artists such as "Florence + the Machine":http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Florence_and_the_Machine and "Ben Howard":http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben_Howard_(musician). During that time, Elly was also showcasing her paintings in a group exhibition at the "Asian Students and Young Artists Art Festival":http://asyaaf.chosun.com/artist_2009/artist_in_eng.jsp in South Korea.
Elly experiments mostly with ink drawings, oil painting and digital illustrations. She is inspired by artists such as "Edward Hopper":http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Hopper, "René Magritte":http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/René_Magritte and "Gustav Klimt":http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gustav_Klimt.