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. Stylistically, his work is notable for adhering to a disciplined form of minimalism and abstraction, influenced by North American artists such as Sol LeWitt. Employing a parametric set of primary colours, the artist uses layers, overlapping and opacity to create geometric compositions that either reflect, engage with, or disrupt the planes of the built environment he works on. Latex is his material of choice and although he favours the streets over studio work, he is equally adept at working on canvas as he is on walls.
Jorge Pomar was formed in the early 2000s between graffiti and rave culture. He is co-founder of publishing house Bucle, La Baranda gallery, Hogar parties and founder of Casa Omar, a space for residencies and exhibitions active between 2012 and 2022 in Buenos Aires.
In 2018 he was selected for the artist program at CIA. He held workshops with Diana Aisenberg, AB-ELE and participated in seminars led by Alberto Goldenstein, Guillermo Ueno, Martín Reyna, Dolores Casares, Oscar Smoje, Mariano Sapia, Jorge Gonzáles Perrin and Javier Abarca.
“Junio2.ai” project was made for 20th Anniversary of Trimarchi in Islas Malvinas Sports Stadium.
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Photo credit: Leo Mercado and Santiago Vellini