• € (EUR)
  • Need some help

Thinking of giving art for Christmas? Explore our gift guide

Mike Ellis Helios II, 2021

€1,444

Make an offer

Ask more pictures
Have a question? Ask a specialist
Learn more about our buyer's policy protection
LOADING NOT DISPLAYED BLUR TEXT
Second NOT DISPLAYED BLUR TEXT

Try the artwork out for free for 14 days

The artwork is available for pickup from the gallery in London, United Kingdom


Add to my favourites
The Top Seller badge

Top Seller

London Contemporary Art

London, United Kingdom

Artsper seller since 2015
95 orders finalized
The Vetted logo from Artsper

Vetted Seller Our team of world-wide experts approves every sellers.

Mike Ellis, Helios II
Imagine it at home

simulator

simulator

About the work
  • Medium

    Painting : oil

  • Dimensions cm | inch

    50 x 50 x 2 cm

  • Support

    Painting on canvas on stretcher

  • Framing

    Not framed

  • Type

    Unique work

  • Authenticity

    Work sold with an invoice from the gallery
    and a certificate of authenticity

  • Signature

    Hand-signed by artist

  • About the artwork

    Artwork sold in perfect condition

    Mike Ellis is a prize winning, UK based artist who has exhibited across south and central England. He graduated in 2002 with a First Class Honours degree in Illustration, where his love of wabi-sabi prompted his prize-winning dissertation about the Japanese Samurai . Mike currently works as a secondary school and adult education art teacher, and regularly engages in community outreach programs throughout Kent; South-East England. His work has been shown in exhibitions and competitions including ‘The National Open Art Competition’, ‘Images: the Best of Contemporary British Illustration’ and at the world renowned ‘Affordable Art Fair’.

    Ellis says “My childhood in Norfolk, watching and rescuing birds and animals, collecting bones and digging up skulls, led to a continued fascination with the fragile and fleeting nature of birds; something that I strive to capture a reflection of in these paintings. Imagery is combined with an assortment of inspiration and ideas to lend a quiet narrative or concept to each painting.”

    His work can be identified as belonging to one of two categories-

    ‘MURMURATIONS’ is an ongoing collection of work based around birds that takes its title from the name given to a large flock of Starlings where the individuals fly together with something resembling a single, collective consciousness.

    ‘FLAWED BEAUTY’ is an exploration of the Japanese concept; Wabi-Sabi.
    Featuring old doors and windows, peeling paint and rotting wood, this collection is built upon this traditional Japanese aesthetic. Centred on the acceptance of transience and of imperfection, wabi-sabi recognises the beauty of the natural cycle of growth, decay and death – it is a celebration cracks, crevices and all the other marks that time, weather and loving utility leave behind.
    Read more
Delivery
Artsper's galleries deliver artworks worldwide, and using specialized carriers. The artwork is available for pickup from the gallery in London, United Kingdom or can be delivered to the address of your choice within 1 to 2 weeks after validation of your order. The work is insured during transport, so it's risk-free.
Origin: United Kingdom
Find out more about delivery
Free return
You have 14 days to find the perfect spot for your artwork. If you change your mind, you can send it back free of charge, and we'll reimburse you.
Find out more about free return
Payment
You can pay by credit and debit card, PayPal or bank transfer only in euros. We take fraud very seriously and respect your confidential information, which is why all payments are subject to 3D Secure validation.
Find out more about payment
Guarantee
Artsper's pledge of quality: We only work with professional galleries and guarantee the authenticity and provenance of our artworks.
Find out more about Artsper guarantee
Want to go further?

Mike Ellis

United Kingdom Bestsellers

Mike Ellis is a practicing artist and illustrator based in Kent. Mike has exhibited in numerous national exhibitions and has work held in private collections across the UK. Mike also works as a Secondary School and Adult Education Art Teacher and also engages in community outreach projects within Kent.

"Michael ellis chronicles a world of places neglected in the day-to-day business of life. His magnificent paintings capture the decay of man-made structures at their most organically grand. He gives flaking paint and rotting wood an epic beauty."

Read more
  • Discover more by the artist

Mike Ellis, Butterfly, Painting

Mike Ellis

Butterfly, 2006
56 x 56 x 2 cm
Painting

€1,504

Mike Ellis, Wood Fence, Painting

Mike Ellis

Wood Fence, 2007
61 x 92 x 2 cm
Painting

€1,805

Mike Ellis, Sunbathing, Painting

Mike Ellis

Sunbathing, 2006
56 x 56 x 2 cm
Painting

€1,504

Mike Ellis, Barcelona, Painting

Mike Ellis

Barcelona, 2017
86 x 80 x 3 cm
Painting

€1,926

Mike Ellis, Quarry Hill, Painting

Mike Ellis

Quarry Hill, 2017
76 x 76 x 2.5 cm
Painting

€1,685

Mike Ellis, Quayside, Painting

Mike Ellis

Quayside, 2017
76 x 76 x 2.5 cm
Painting

€1,685

Mike Ellis, Rapture, Painting

Mike Ellis

Rapture, 2021
85 x 85 x 2.5 cm
Painting

€2,527

Mike Ellis, Number 79, Painting

Mike Ellis

Number 79, 2016
152 x 122 x 2.5 cm
Painting

€3,310

Our recommendations Mike Ellis, Convergence, Painting

Mike Ellis

Convergence, 2021
96 x 96 x 3 cm
Painting

Sold

Mike Ellis, Helios, Painting

Mike Ellis

Helios, 2021
50 x 50 x 4 cm
Painting

Sold

Mike Ellis, Elysium, Painting

Mike Ellis

Elysium, 2019
95 x 95 x 3 cm
Painting

Sold

Mike Ellis, Interlude, Painting

Mike Ellis

Interlude, 2018
95 x 95 x 3 cm
Painting

Sold



Mike Ellis, Helios II
Mike Ellis, Helios II Mike Ellis, Helios II