Elena Xausa is an illustrator who works in a range of different media and experiments with a variety of creative languages, an approach which has resulted in a fresh and unique style. Elena creates simple shapes and lively, sophisticated subjects with an immediate and recognisable look. She has worked with La Scala theatre, Nike, Enel, Fendi, and Feltrinelli to name just a few of her high level clients, and her illustrations have been featured in international publications such as The New York Times, Le Monde, IL – Il sole 24 ore, Stern, Rolling Stone, Vice and many more. Over the years Elena has received numerous accolades, including a residency at the Fondazione Bevilacqua la Masa, and her work has been displayed in Florence’s Stazione Leopolda and at the Triennale in Milan.
Every two months, BASE houses an artist selected by Illustri, an association that brings together established and up-and-coming artists. The artists spend a week with us, staying at casaBASE, working in the burò, BASE’s project house, and getting involved in life at BASE and the initiatives underway. The creative output of the residency then becomes the poster for the BASE magazine.