Elena Bansh

Un-commissioned | New Talent

Why did you make this work:
I've started this personal project while I was living and studying in Yokohama, Japan. It's a collection of illustrations which represent certain aspects of the Japanese contemporary society and even if it first started as a game, it ended up being my passion and a project I keep working on everyday. I think it might evolve into a comic one day.

How was the illustration used:
As a personal project, the illustrations are used by me only on my social accounts and printed on products I sell sporadically.

How did you make this work:
I've draw all of the illustrations by hand, using a really thin ink pen. I've then scanned my artworks and colored them digitally simulating the watercolor effect.

Social Media:
facebook.com/Elena Bansh Art

Personal Website:

Royal College of Art
MA Visual Communication - Illustration
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Currently Based:

Elena Galofaro, known as Elena Bansh, is a London based artist who grew up in Milan, Italy. After graduating from the National Film School of Cinema (CSC) in Turin, where she studied 2D Animation, she worked as a freelance animator and character designer for some Italian animation studios. She then moved to Japan for almost two years and did a short term internship in a Tokyo based animation studio. She is now a Visual Communication student at the Royal College of Art.