Elian Chali was born and raised in Cordoba, where he currently lives. His relationship with the streets began with adolescent tagging and although his background is in graphic design, as an artist he is self-taught. Elian’s work focuses on creating a dialogue with the urban fabric, letting the characteristics of the wall inform the piece. He identifies with urbanism and architecture more than muralism or graffiti.
Known for his abstract and anamorphic compositions through which he reflects and modifies the perception of architectural spaces he intervenes, Elian’s work is characterised by the use of subtle gestures and strong and contrasting colour choices that give shape to vibrant and elegant murals.
Elian Chali‘s murals, with their bold colors, clear-cut shapes and flat surfaces, immediately grab your attention. His aesthetics are inspired by the Pop-Art, minimalism, Russian constructivism, and neoplasticism. Through his work, the artist seeks to open a discussion that goes from the social problems to the poetry of the habitat in which he creates.
Through numerous travels around the world, Elian is constantly exposed to both the beauty and ugliness which surrounds us in equal measure in every day life and invites the viewer to process these issues with him through his paintings.
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