Brussels recently hosted their Nuit Blanche and our friend Elian Chali was invited to paint a mural for the event. Coordinated by Energy Cities, the Argentinian artist painted an abstract, geo-based piece titled “Dark Perimeter / Basic Primary Shapes”.
Using acrylic paint on concrete facade, the finished mural measures 8x7mts, and here is what artist has to say about his latest work:
Continuing my conceptual line, this work is about the importance of the architectural shapes in Brussels. We can see a traditional and historical way to build houses and I want to give attention to this, with the dark line repeating the perimeter of this building. Also other elements of the piece are independent of the surface, disrespecting any limit and working autonomously, but giving a background layer to the gray to pronounce the concept of the geometric shape and make it work the transparency. The theme of Nuit Blanche this year is Renaissance, but this is not talking only about the period, is too, about renewal, resurrection, renovation, etc. Related to my work and my responsibility working on the city, i think is really important ( respecting all the period of Modern Art and its vanguards like Minimal, conceptual, abstraction, geometrism, etc. ) try to understand what i’m doing the maximum as possible. Working on the public space, all this kind of mechanism and ways to think art, take another sense because it atmosphere its different, got a lot of level of understanding, also the influence of the time -the new way to see the time-, the new tendencies about site-specific art, and others relevant parameters and we cannot ignore all of this. I see everyday a lot of art related with this vanguards or tendencies on the city, evading the most important parameters: The past and the enviroment.
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