Fairytales exist everywhere people have desires and dreams - and Elody is ready to listen to it. They may take the form of more traditional iconography like dragons and damsels, or something specific to the modern city like ghostly, faceless figures in the crowd. Both ways yield the view of human bodies as they are molded by images projected onto them by ourselves and by others.
Elody Gyekis is an American Artist who splits her time between living in Brooklyn, Central Pennsylvania, and Central America. Her work pushes the boundaries of gender roles and celebrates femininity, using the language of myth and fairytales as a process of personal catharsis. Sometimes she works collaboratively with her subjects, creating intimate portraits of women she admires, and sometimes she uses her own body to create allegorical works. Her current body of work includes paintings, animation, and sculptures that revolve around an original fairytale, The Rescue.She uses glittery, silky, luscious, and gooey materials to build this fantastical world inhabited by versions of herself: a Dandy in Distress, a Dominant Damsel, and a Docile Dragon.