Eleanor Cardozo

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An appreciation for beauty is simply a stirring of the soul – seat of the deepest emotions, the soul is nurtured by beauty

Eleanor Cardozo

Eleanor Cardozo is one of the most exciting and intriguing artists currently on the scene. Over the last 20 years her work, including sculptures and paintings, has been exhibited in the likes of St Tropez, Monaco, Paris, London and Dubai, each time her inimitable style enthralling audiences.

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Artworks

LEAP OF FAITH

bronze – sanded and polished on stainless steel world
H75xL95 cm – weight 23 kg

POISE

bronze – sanded and polished on stainless steel world
H140xW61xD55 cm – weight 45 kg

ARCHED GYMNAST

broze with pale green patina and polished bronze
H33xL61 cm – weight 17 kg

alternative polished and sanded bronze finish

POISE

bronze on stainless steel pyramid with polished bronze or silver patina
H86 cm

LOVE HEART

bronze – polished
base: H150 cm – heart 40×40 cm – weight 28 kg

CAROLINA

bronze with two tone patina
H53xW55 cm – weight 29 kg

COSIMA

bronze with two tone patina
H28xL78 cm – weight 28 kg

alternative marble patina

KNEELING NUDE

bronze with traditional brown patina
H22xL73xW24 cm – weight 20 kg

REFLEXION

bronze with marble patina
H34xL45xW19 cm – weight 12 kg

LUCY

bronze with two tone patina
H50xL30x cm – weight 22 kg

SEATED NUDE

bronze with two tone patina
H53xW55 cm – weight 29 kg

SMALL SEATED NUDE

bronze with two tone patina
H24xL30 cm – weight 5 kg

LITTLE DANCER

bronze with two tone patina
H36 cm – weight 5 kg

HANDS OF GOD

bronze with two tone patina
H19xL23xW22 cm – weight 5 kg

ETERNITY II

bronze in stainless steel hoop – mounted on marble base
H68xW62 cm – base 60x30x5 – weight 50 kg

ETERNITY III

bronze with marble base in stainless steel hoop support (hangs from ceiling)
H70 cm – hoop diameter 40 cm – weight 19 kg

SPHERE

bronze with two tone patina
H26xL67 cm – weight 22 kg

POISE

cold cast bronze with bronze and silver finish mounted on stainless steel world with stainless steel hoop (for outside)
H400xW190xD170 cm – weight 300 kg

Curriculum

Eleanor Cardozo is one of the most exciting and intriguing artists currently on the scene. Over the last 20 years her work, including sculptures and paintings, has been exhibited in the likes of St Tropez, Monaco, Paris, London and Dubai, each time her inimitable style enthralling audiences.

OLYMPIC GAMES 2012

International sculptor Eleanor is renowned for the precision and finesse of her bronze sculptures and for her dedication to raise the quality and beauty of contemporary art. “Beauty speaks to the senses; it nurtures the soul and lifts the spirit. Artists have a duty within society to raise the quality of artistic skill and subject matter; to inspire and speak to our capacity for delight and wonder. The art of a nation reflects its society, which is why the role of the creative artist matters so much.

With the arrival of the London Olympics, she has created a collection of bronze gymnasts, ranging in size from miniatures to monuments. As a former gymnast herself, Eleanor has first hand knowledge of the skill and discipline involved and of the highly trained anatomy of the professional gymnast.

In January this year, Eleanor dedicated her 3-metre sculpture at Heathrow Terminal 5 to top British rhythmic gymnast Frankie Jones, to raise awareness of the immense talent and grace of our gymnasts preparing for the games. Eleanor’s limited edition collection to commemorate the forthcoming event has prompted high demand for display at various locations across the world.

Understanding the important role of the creative artist within society, Eleanor’s vision for a united world is intrinsically connected to the Olympic philosophy. The goal of the Olympic Movement is to contribute to building a peaceful and better world through blending sport with culture and education.

“I have dedicated my 3m sculpture ‘Promise’ to top British rhythmic gymnast Frankie Jones, whose youth and talent embodies the Olympic spirit and the promise of a generation”

Eleanor’s work will also be on display in the foyer or the prestigious Hampstead Theatre throughout their much-anticipated run of Chariots of Fire, which commences on 9th May until 16th June. Award winning designer Miriam Buether will be transforming Hampstead Theatre into its very own stadium giving an immersive experience that evokes the 1924 Paris Olympics. A collection of Eleanor’s work will be on show in the foyer of the theatre adding to the atmospheric surroundings. Her much in demand work will be on display in numerous high profile venues over the coming summer months.

The second of ten children, Eleanor was born in London but spent her early childhood in Africa and Malaysia. She was classically trained in sculpture at the City and Guilds in London and in portraiture at the Cecil Graves Studio in Florence.

Encouraged and disciplined by her parents to master the creative arts, she was influenced from an early age by the Great Masters, Leonardo Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Donatello and more recently by Richard MacDonald, sculptor of the Cirque du Soleil in California. She was just 16 when her art master noticed her strong use of lines and form. He encouraged her to create her first sculpture, a portrait bust of the school priest. From this point on, she never looked back and continues to find that creating something beautiful out of a mass of clay remains the most fascinating, challenging and satisfying form of art.

Eleanor’s most enduring source of inspiration is the human being: its inner and outer beauty, its spirit, its intelligence and its limitless capabilities. She celebrates the beauty of figurative sculpture and considers the human form the greatest artistic challenge.

In March 2012, Eleanor was appointed Founder Ambassador of Swiss watch company Bedat & Co, one of the most legitimate feminine watch designers inspired by the Art Deco traditions.

REALISATION OF WORK

The process of each work of art takes up to twelve weeks to create. Working from live models, sketches, photographs and film footage, Eleanor flew to America to find the Olympic rhythmic gymnasts she needed as models for her new collection.

Eleanor is involved in every step of the creative process, from its first conception to the final sanding, polishing and patina. Her finished pieces are among the most beautiful, intricate and meticulously conceived sculptures on the market today.

Described by one of her collectors as “the greatest unexploited talent in the fine art world today“, Eleanor is renowned for the delicacy and precision of her work. The price of limited edition sculptures have more than tripled over the last five years, making a sound investment for early collectors.

RECENT WORK

This collection of Olympic gymnasts was exposed for the first time in November 2009 at the Museum of the Olympic Games in Lausanne, Switzerland. The exhibition then travelled to London for an exclusive solo show at the luxury department store Harrods.

BAA HEATHROW – Terminal 5
- In August 2011, an extensive collection of bronzes honoring the best sportsmen and sportswomen in Britain were presented at the High Performance Art Exhibition at Heathrow Terminal 5 in London. This was followed by the addition of A 3m monument placed in the middle of terminal 5.

HARROD’S – Knightsbridge – London 23 July to early October 2010 (9 weeks)
Exhibition “human spirit” original and exclusive collection of figurative sculptures in bronze.

2012 – Hampstead Theatre – Chariots of Fire. Eleanor’s work will also be on display at the prestigious Hampstead Theatre throughout their much-anticipated run of Chariots of Fire, which commences on 9th May until 16th June. A collection of Eleanor’s work will be on show in the foyer of the theatre adding to the atmospheric surroundings.

2012 – Eleanor’s much in demand work will be on display in numerous high profile venues over the coming summer months.

Events & Exhibitions

Eleanor Cardozo’s work has been exhibited worldwide at the following places: 

2012 May – October- Abu Dhabi, Doha Group exhibition with Galerie Bel Air Fine Art

2012 May – June Hampstead Theatre

2012 March – September – Adler New Bond Street

2011 June – 2012 February Group show Mimesis Contemporary Art, Geneva

2011 July – August – Solo Show, Four Seasons Geneva

2011 July – 2012 September Heathrow Terminal 5 Fine Art Expo

2011 May – August Ritz Paris Solo Show

2010 December – 2011 January Adler Gstaad Solo show

2010 June- October 2010 Harrods solo show

2010 January- June Group show Catto Gallery, London

2009 December Lausanne Palace solo show

2007 July – August International exhibition Group show Lausanne Palace

2006 – 2009 permanent solo exhibition Mandarin Oriental Geneva

2005 – 2006 winter solo show Megève

2005 June – August St Paul de Vence Group show

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