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Elena Bansh

Hometown: Milan

Based in: London

Elena Galofaro (in art Elena Bansh) is an award winning artist from Italy based between London and Seoul. In 2021 she graduated from the Royal College of Art and since then she's been working for international clients such as NATURE, BBC Science Focus, Apple and more.

'Since I was a child I started cultivating an interest in the absurd. An absurdism which led all my memories to travel between the real world and a fantasy, between being of a humans’ and not.
The incapacity of communicating with someone else represents a focus in my work. Humans are animals, animals are humans. It's a conflict between the self and the other. A fight which I translate through dreamlike atmospheres where no one is ever fully human, and no one is ever fully understood.'


More About Elena Bansh

Question IconWhat inspires you?

Everyday situations with my friends and family, food, travels... everything that capture emotions.

Question IconDescribe your creative process.

I usually take lots of photos and videos when I'm experiencing particularly emotional moments. Once a photo captures my imagination I start working on it. I redraw that special moment on paper and add elements of fantasy.

Question IconWhat are 3 words that best describe your work?

Daily, Surreal and Real.

Question IconWhat is the most important tool when creating your work?

My pen. I've been using the same model for about five years now.

Question IconWhat is the best piece of advice you have been given?

Always think about the beauty and expression of the line.

Question IconWhere do you go for inspiration?

I get lost in the surroundings.



Royal College of Art

United Kingdom, 2021

Yokohama Design School

Japan, 2018

Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia - National Film School

Italy, 2017


3x3, Honorable Mention, USA


Silver Medal, Animation, ANNUAL 2022, Italy


Bronze Medal - Japanese Illustration Award


Bronze Medal, Illustration, ANNUAL 2021, Italy



BUSAN Expo 2030 - Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Seoul

South Korea, 2022

Busan Poster 2022, Busan

South Korea, 2022

Annual 2022 winner exhibition, Lucca

Italy, 2022

Elena G. Bansh solo exhibition, M&J Naro Foundation, Seoul

South Korea, 2022

Tell Us a Story, Gerald Moore Gallery, London

United Kingdom, 2022

Volitional Tremor, 2* Guan Gallery

China, 2021

Cat Mix, Art Forum AsamiNo Gallery

Japan, 2021

Terminal, Ugly Duck, London

United Kingdom, 2021


PICTOPLASMA - Character Care


AWWW Magazine


HIGHTONE - Fantasy of Illustration