Eloise Dörr is a 22-year old artist from Oxford, now living and working in London. The main characters in her work are small silhouettes who spend all of their time skateboarding and falling over, but mainly having fun in their completely free and innocent world. She creates different environments and universes for her characters to travel between depending on where she wishes to take them that day. These range from bright, block-colored streets using acrylic paint, scratchy ink alleyways, soft watercolors or even painting on photos. These images are created from her south London studio.
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR STYLE?
I’d like to say my style is fun, innocent and illustrative. And forever changing, hopefully!
WHAT DOES “OFF THE WALL” MEAN TO YOU?
To me, it means thinking out side of the box, it means art in many forms.
WHAT ARE YOUR MAIN INSPIRATIONS?
I’d usually say a list of other artists, but, at the moment I would say my main inspiration would be my environment. Recently I’ve been trying to be more aware of my surroundings and taking lots of photos when I’m out and about. If I see an interesting street or a skate spot I hadn’t noticed before, I’ll think of my characters and how they’d place themselves in the image, then I’ll take a photo so I can paint it later on.
WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST PAIR OF VANS?
I think it was a grey pair of Authentics when I was about 12!
WHAT HAVE BEEN SOME OF YOUR FAVORITE REACTIONS TO YOUR WORK?
A few people have had tattoos of my work, that’s probably the most flattering reaction. I also remember one person messaging me telling me that my work helps calm their nerves which really warmed my heart!
IF YOU COULD DO A COLLABORATIVE PIECE WITH ANY ARTIST, LIVING OR DEAD, WHO WOULD IT BE?
My first thought was David Hockney but his work is so perfect I wouldn’t want to ruin it, ha-ha! I’d like to collaborate with my good friend Lucas Beaufort again, he’s a great artist and has such a great energy!
WHAT ARE SOME FAVORITE WORKS YOU’VE CREATED?
My favourite piece I’ve made was a big green and pink painting I did of my character sketching infront of Bay Bridge in San Francisco. San Francisco inspired me more than any other city I’ve been to, so that painting is the most personal to me, even though it’s still a light hearted and fun image!
WHAT THINGS DO YOU HAVE PLANNED FOR 2017/2018?
I haven’t started thinking about 2018 yet to be honest! But there’s lots coming in 2017. New clothing, a few exhibitions, collaborations and more! The 2nd half of 2017 is going to be the best!