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    “Mou Mou” by Elian Chali in Rabat, Morocco

    Argentinian artist Elian Chali recently worked on a mural project entitled “Mou Mou” in Rabat, Morocco. The mural is made of acrylic paint that stretches over 50 x 8 meters of the building’s facade. The project was done in collaboration with Jidar Festival, curated by Salah Malouli.Elian creates vibrant murals that balance a simple aesthetic with carefully calculated designs. He often incorporates anamorphic shapes into his murals, placing squiggles and squares at the corners of buildings, creating the illusion of floating patterns. Clean lines and flat color fields almost seem to be rendered digitally rather than laboriously hand-painted across hundreds or even thousands of square feet.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.Scroll down below for more photos of the mural and check back with us shortly for more updates from Elian Chali. More

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    Abstract Mural by Elian Chali in Yekaterinburg, Russia

    At the international street art festival STENOGRAFFIA in Yekaterinburg, Argentinian artist Elian Chali painted the wall of the university building using the signature features of his style– basic geometry, abstraction and contrasting color schemes.Elian Chali, an Argentinian author with over 10 years of street art experience, created an art object in Yekaterinburg, the capital of street art in Russia. Mural on 62 Vosmogo Marta Street stands out in the context of the city with bold colors and simple shapes. With his art objects, Elian starts a discussion between people and urban space. The main idea of ​​all his works is to show that life in the city is beyond everyday routine. And it is thanks to his abstractions that the dialogue between the townspeople and the artist can develop as successfully as possible. Such images are not defined by specific images – a passer-by himself can think out what he sees in this work.Elian explains: “Abstraction does not give you prepared answers, you have to think about it. It also works like a bridge. I am building one part of the bridge, and passers-by are completing it. Also, I enjoy working in a variety of environments. There are many countries, a lot of contexts and conditions. Abstraction and geometry make me a big part of this environment without too many problems”.The architectural shape of the wall was also important to Elian because he wanted to work on the festival with a non-standard surface. The most suitable canvas for the author was the wall of the Ural State University of Economics. The seven-story building was built in 1981 and the area of ​​the painted wall is 400 square meters. In addition to its scale, the surface is distinguished by its own rhythm of panels, on which Elian applied his abstract forms, thereby giving the space a new dynamic.Elian Chali’s large-scale works can be found in more than 30 cities in countries such as Australia, Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Spain, Canada, Chile, United Arab Emirates, USA, England, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Poland, Portugal, Peru and others. He is the founder and co-director of the Kosovo Gallery (2012-2015, Cordoba) and was the chief curator of the MAC Feria de Arte Contemporáneo. In 2016 he published his first book, Hábitat. His work is documented in many publishing projects related to art, design and architecture. Check out below for more photos of the mural. More

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    2020 Edition of Rouen Impressionnee in France

    After the success of the 2016 edition, the 2020 edition of Rouen Impressionnee gathered 23 international artists, expanding successfully its open-air mural art exhibition in the streets of Rouen despite all the issues of this challenging year.

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    A total of 20 new murals have joined the existing murals created in 2016 by international artists like SatOne, Sainer, Velvet & Zoer. Curator Olivier Landes and his team focussed on the contextualization of the works, in connection with the landscape, architecture and urban history.
    In parallel to the monumental artworks, a series of events are also scheduled until end of November, including artistic interventions, graffiti jam, talks and conferences and workshops, as well as a comprehensive retrospective exhibition retracing 35 years of Street Art in Rouen.
    Featured artists include:Citémômes • Claude Blo Ricci • Elian Chali • Fabrice Houdry • Fred Calmets • Herman Kolitz • Jan Vormann • Jean Faucheur • LKSIR • Lison de Ridder • Liz Ponio • Luca Arbocco • Manolo Mesa • Nadège Dauvergne • Nelio • Nubian • OX • Olivia Paroldi • Patrice Marchand • Ratur • Roberto Ciredz • Roid • Savati • Smad
    Using a wide variety of techniques, from collage, engraving to knitting, the artistic works are intrinsically linked to the neighbourhoods and architecture. While being sensitive to architectural details, textures and volumes, the artists also involved local residents and communities.

    JAN VORMANN

    German artist Jan Vormann used Lego plastic construction pieces to repair and fill holes in the broken walls on an historical gothic building bombarded during WWII.

    Most of the works take the form of murals which vary from trompe-l’œil, pointillism, portraiture, abstraction to anamorphosis or landscape figuration:

    BLO

    French artist Blo (covered earlier) has designed a composition of vibrant and colourful shapes to highlight the passage under a monumental arch.

    ‘RENAISSANCE’ BY RATUR

    MANOLO MESA

    Spanish artist Manolo Mesa has paid tribute to the long tradition of ceramics in the Saint-Sever district, by painting a large scale mural featuring a trompe-l’oeil version of an 18th century jar, currently displayed in the Museum of Ceramics of Rouen.

    CITEMOMES

    The cultural non-profit organisation Citémômes led a yarn bombing project where intergenerations covered the walls and roof of a small house with tiny knitted squares in tribute to Monet.

    LIZ PONIO

    Liz Ponio has adorned the facade of the Simone Veil social centre of Rouen with hundreds of painted pebbles as a nod to the pointillist movement.

    NADEGE DAUVERGNE

    French artist Nadege Dauvergne painted an intimate portrait of two figures on the verge of kissing, using touches of sprays paint while the volume is being generated by playing with light and dark colours.

    ‘2006250942’ BY NELIO

    Inspired by Monet’s cathedrals and their diffuse waves, Nelio painted an oniric landscape, mixing abstraction and figuration. To add to mystery the title is “2006250942”.

    ‘L’AUTRE POSSIBLE’ BY OLIVIA PAROLDI

    Olivia Paroldi produced a large-scale mural on three garage doors using an engraving technique with a sander and dowels. The triptych is inspired by a lockdown experience, whereby the character evolves and frees himself from a constrained universe.

    ‘LE PAVILLON TROUE’ BY OX

    Using 3D effects and dark volumes, OX creates an impressive optical effect, where the walls appear to be missing. To add to the visual effects, a fine fluorescent orange outline recalls the sprays used on construction sites, as a prelude to upcoming demolition of the house.

    ‘MELT FAST DIE YOUNG’ BY ROBERTO CIREDZ
    Berlin based artist Roberto Ciredz painted a dazzling trompe l’oeil effect on this façade with a political message. Beyond the aesthetic aspect, the artist highlights the issue of global warming with a piece of ice in the process of melting.

    ‘VOYAGE’ BY ROID

    British artist Roid developed a monumental work playing with geometric shapes and the urban environment like the tram lines. The result is full of energy and interacts with the buzzing atmosphere of the place.

    ELIAN CHALI

    Elian Chali has created an anamorphosis by placing two red and blue spheres on three houses that seem to unite. Viewed from a specific point, the shapes are composed to perfection, while from other points of view they deconstruct and transform into large abstract zones of primary colours.

    JEAN FAUCHEUR

    ‘AMAZONE BATMAN’ BY FRED CALMETS

    More info on the artworks and scheduled events on www.rouenimpressionee.fr More

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    Elian Chali new works in Argentina, USA, and Taiwan

    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.

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    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.

    Centro Cultural Recoleta, Argentina

    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.
    Check out below for more images of Elian’s works.

    Centro Cultural Recoleta, Argentina

    Barrio Cofico- Cordoba Capital, Argentina

    Barrio Cofico- Cordoba Capital, Argentina

    “The path of memories: cleaning the makeup” Fall River, USA

    “The path of memories: cleaning the makeup” Fall River, USA

    “Tensión” Córdoba, Argentina

    “Tensión” Córdoba, Argentina

    “Sewing Corner” Kaohsiung, Taiwan

    “Sewing Corner” Kaohsiung, Taiwan

    “Tajo/Costura” Tandil, Argentina

    “Tajo/Costura” Tandil, Argentina

    “Tensión” Córdoba, Argentina

    “Tensión” Córdoba, Argentina More