Elena Stevanoska, b. 1986, is an artist based in London. Engaged with the notions of destruction and the absurd, Stevanoska plays with the bizarre creating a strong sense of dislocation and disaster in her works.
3 Torrens Street, EC1V 1NQ London
An interactive performance at The Fly Pit, South Norwood London.
Photo credit: Wills Morgan
On show at Theatre Delicatessen (the former Guardian building),
119 Farringdon Rd,
February – April 30th 2016
Reflecting upon our own mortality, and the terrors and desires that drive us.
Private view: 26th November 2015 (6 – 9pm)
In the former home of The Guardian, three artists, Lora Hristova, Jess Littlewood and Elena Stevanoska, explore the motive of sex, the impulse of fear and inevitability of death in a multi-disciplinary exhibition. Tapping into the psychology of human desire and repulsion, FEAR.DEATH.SEX plays with notion of the beautiful nightmare, as desire becomes tainted and taboo is made alluring.
Stevanoska’s artistic practice and process is reflective of society’s obsessional relationship with death. Underneath the imagery of destruction, an element of the ceremonial resounds in her art, whilst focusing on the stillness of demise. This work is a morbid view into the very human and timeless fascination with decay, as well as into the personal and solitary intimacies of death.
Through delicate manipulation and fragmentation of found imagery, Littlewood creates strange yet familiar landscapes that act as testing grounds, playing host to discoveries, rituals and exploitations in humanity’s struggle for power, knowledge, understanding and order.
Hristova’s work is influenced by research in to the sex industry and the ambiguities of desire. Complicating pleasure and pushing sensuality to uncomfortable extremes, her exploration of intimacy and objectification revolves around the many contradictions of human sexuality.
Exhibition: 27th November 2015 – 18th December 2015
Address: Theatre Delicatessen, 119 Farringdon Rd, EC1R 3ER
Opening Times: 10am – 10pm everyday
Nearest Station: Farringdon
Kindly supported by Theatre Delicatessen
April 2017 Portrait Exhibition, Candid Gallery, Angel, London
Jan 2017 Confession, The Fly Pit, South Norwood, London
Nov 2016 Booth Noir, Sink, Old Street, London
April 2016 Unbound, Theatre Delicatessen, Farringdon, London
Nov 2015 FEAR · DEATH · SEX, Theatre Delicatessen, Farringdon, London
Nov 2014 Winter Group Show, Lisa Norris Gallery, London
Sept 2013 GetAw
Oct 2012 Pastificio Lab, Sguardo Contemporaneo, Rome, Italy
Nov 2010 Islington Exhibits, Regent Studios, Finsbury Park, London
Aug. 2010 Out of Place and In Between, Stoke Newington Library, Stoke Newington, London
Nov 2009 Have We Learnt Nothing? The Duke of Clarence, Waterloo, London
July 2009 Seven, Studio One, Wandsworth Art Village, London
June 2008 Excitement Factor 5000, Et Cetera Gallery, London (Artist and curator)
June 2007 Group Show, Trinity Buoy Wharf, London
2005-2009 Central Saint Martins
BA Fine Art and Foundation (1st Class Honours)