Elo Designer, san diego Member Since January 2012 Artist Statement Based in San Diego, California. Elo Designer is a collage artist who graduated in 2009 with an AA Degree in Graphic Arts. During the course, Elo developed an appreciation for collage and explored a rich and diverse array of mixed media techniques. After graduating, Elo's creative interests began to turn to fine art, particularly mixed media collage. While working as a Graphic Designer for sites as society6 and urban outfitters website, his interest in collage continued to develop and by 2009 it became the focus of his endeavors. However it wasn't until 2010 that Elo made the decision to pursue art making full-time.
Working mediums include retro images, illustrations, vectors and colors. The work is highly textured and often multi-layered with a nostalgic and weathered quality. Elo's work can often be vibrant with color. Working methods also extend to digital collage with a very gritty and realistic display of texture and layering. The digital work began as an experiment in blurring the line between handmade collage and digital collage.
Other work includes freelance packaging, brand identity, design and art commissions for various clients including websites, galleries institutes and the boutique fashion industry.
Exhibitions include solo shows and group shows in San Diego, California. Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Washington DC, Miami,. Elo's work has been published in numerous high profile art magazines and books and his work is held in private collections worldwide.