Eelus by Ian Cox

Balancing the opposing forces of the humorous and macabre, vivid color and stark monochrome, Eelus’ work brings the beautiful and sometimes caustic realities of the world together.

His central stark figures – often melancholic women – are limned in a riotous display of joyous color, suggesting the entanglement and necessity of light and dark.

Drawing inspiration from pop culture, film, graphic design and art history, his paintings, murals, and screen prints continue to play and provoke.

Eelus has exhibited and painted extensively around the globe alongside the very top names in the contemporary street and urban art scene.

He currently lives in Brighton, UK.

Solo Exhibitions


October – Dance Boldly Through The Storm – Lawrence Alkin Gallery – London, UK.


The Dark Side of the RainbowSpoke Gallery – San Francisco, USA


Horrorshow – Ink_d Gallery, Brighton, UK


Curious – Black Book Gallery, Denver, CO, USA


Paradise Lost – Brooklynite Gallery, Brooklyn, New York, USA
The Colour Out Of Space – Blackall Studios, London, UK


Electrik Eel – Electrik Sheep Gallery, Newcastle, UK

Group Exhibitions & Events


SCOPE Art Show – Thinkspace Gallery – Miami, USA (Dec 3rd)
Moniker Art Fair – Installation piece in conjunction with Urban Nation – London, UK (Oct 2nd)
Moniker Art Fair – with Thinkspace Gallery – London, UK (Oct 2nd)
LAX/MSYRed Truck Gallery, curated by Thinkspace Gallery – New Orleans, LA, USA
Spotlight: StencilHashimoto Contemporary – NYC, USA
Affordable Art FairOlivia Connelly – NYC, USA


The Xmas Notivaty – Stella Dore Gallery – St Leonards, UK (Dec)
SCOPE Art Show – Thinkspace Gallery – Miami, USA (Dec)
LAX/PDXAntler Gallery, curated by Thinkspace Gallery – Portland, OR, USA
Affordable Art FairOlivia Connelly – London, UK
Semi-SkimmedJealous Gallery, London, UK


Upfest – (Headline Artist) – Bristol, UK


SCOPE Art ShowSpoke Gallery – Miami, USA
Norte South – London Westbank Gallery – Ibiza
Moniker Art FairArt on a Postcard – London, UK
Dubai Walls – Dubai, UAE
The SaintUnit 44 – Newcastle, UK


Affordable Art FairOlivia Connelly – London, UK
Moniker Art FairArt on a Postcard – London, UK
Mix Summer ShowLawrence Alkin Gallery – London, UK
Your Kid Can’t Do ThisAmbush Gallery, Sydney, Australia
Geeks for Piece – Moniker Warehouse, San Diego, USA
Cut It Out – Urban Nation, Berlin, Germany


Rule of ThreeColab Gallery, Germany
Moniker Art FairHorn of Plenty Gallery – London, UK
LA Contraband 2 – Black Apple Art, Los Angeles, USA
The Subtle Art of Pop Culture –  Gallery 1988, Los Angeles, USA


Crazy for Cult 7 – Gallery 1988, New York, USA
LA Contraband – Black Apple Art, Los Angeles, USA
Into the Dark – Victoria Tunnels with Unit-44 Gallery, Newcastle, UK
The Official Bad Robot Art Experience – Gallery 1988, Los Angeles, USA
Write & Repeat – Stolen Space Gallery, London, UK


Never Judge…? – Stolen Space Gallery, London, UK
Temwa Art for Africa – Dreambagjaguarshoes, London, UK
No Time Like The Present – Lacoste Flagship store, London, UK
Wide Open Walls – An Art Safari – Curator and participant, Kubuneh Village, The Gambia
L’Art Urbain – Addict Galerie. Paris, France


Green Day – Art of Rock – Stolen Space Gallery, London, UK
MuTate – One Foot in the Grove – ‘Under the Westway’, London, UK


Stella Dore Group Show – Sebastian Guinness Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
Cans Festival – Leak St Tunnel, Waterloo, London


Cement Gallery Launch – Ada St Gallery, London, UK
12 Days of Christmas – The Old Police Station, Bristol, UK
The Grind – Foundation One Gallery, Atlanta, USA
Planet Patrol – Cargo, London, UK
The Vader Project – 9 venues worldwide


Santa’s Ghetto – Pictures on Walls – London, UK
Nuart – Stavanger, Norway