Elle Brooks-Tao

Elle Brooks-Tao creates visuals which balance grit and beauty in equal measure. She often works to give marginalised voices a platform, and has collaborated with human rights activists and sufferers of motor neuron disease on major campaigns. Ginter is an avid athlete, which figures strongly in her sport-focused work. From Olympic hockey players to professional ballerinas, she paints toughness with emotion and captures their life in a way that molds real life into a narrative structure. She is drawn towards stories resting in grittier subcultures where tension and vulnerability intersect almost constantly.