My name is Danielle Garza and I also go by the moniker “Ellierex.” I am a Los Angeles-based mixed media and installation artist, primarily working in abstract forms. Wildly swirled colors and kaleidoscopic designs of a psychedelic nature are the outcome of my painting, redefining the medium of handmade paper marbling. To make marbled paper, aqueous surface painting techniques are used to produce patterns similar to smooth marble or other kinds of stone.
Within my printmaking practice, I revitalize traditional paper marbling techniques by incorporating my own unique methods in addition to concepts of automatic painting. This hybrid of combining history and contemporary-- old and new, creates a space where viewers minds can truly wander and feel connected to the past, present and future. Viewers are enticed to get up close and personal, as I have, with a contemplative or escapist experience.
Among my creative achievements are large-scale installation public artworks, album covers for recording artists, print design for film and television, and exhibitions throughout galleries across the United States. I have works in private collections in New York City, Phoenix, Los Angeles, Sweden, and Australia.
Jazz Dispensary In Conversation with Ellierex
December Ninth Big Summer Jams: FYF and Ellie Rex
Inspirations of Earth Hypnotic and Ethereal: The Art of Ellierex
Astroetic Studios Artist Interviews - REM: Exploring Sleep Through Art
Infinite 26 The Abstract Abyss of Ellierex