Billelis was born in Greece and when a youngster found his artistic love in ‘anime drawing, graffiti, tag bombing and large murals on trains ‘Yes Naughty’.
He continued to graffiti until he was 18 and then moved to the UK to study computer graphics and coding art. He spent his spare time self-taught in order to progress his skills in 3D sculpting, 3d art and illustration.
After graduating he worked as a free-lance art director and digital artist and has been in the field professionally for roughly 6 years.
Billelis is his ‘pet project (baby)’ where he creates artworks inspired by morbid subjects but making them feel premium, elegant and simply beautiful. Transcending from the digital media and bridging the gap with traditional methods alongside silk screens and hand painted elements.
In the artists own words ‘death is all around us but the way I see it its something to accept as part of our existence, not fear it but praise it as weird as that sounds, Creating iconic art from something that is so dismal and rinsed with sadness. It shows traversing, evolution, ability to progress and idolise’.
Influences include historic sculpting, graffiti tagging, fine art, collage and pop art.