Anna Ellis

Anna Ellis creates narratives from humble beginnings. Looking closely at ideas of archival and stardom, Ellis’ work reveals the iconic status that objects inherit when they have been endorsed or used by a ‘celebrity’.

The details of what we are looking at are disclosed with a museum-like authority so that it becomes unimportant whether or not they are true. An ordinary stamp claims to have been licked by Sean Connery, but whether this is true does not matter to the viewer who is used to such labelling in a world where celebrity is accorded so many, our minds have already made the leap to give the object added value.

The artist was in the following exhibitions:
Flim Flam