Argentinian artist Elian Chali, aka Elian, decorated Kyiv’s secondary school #219 with his mural. The art piece named “Slight Presence of Transparency“ is situated on Obolonskiy Avenue, 2-B.
“Unlike my recent work, I haven’t used transparency effect of the primary colors for this piece, only a slight presence in gray. My search is developed on the behavior of pure colors and overlapping. The white background is almost non-existent, the wall is saturated with figures that respond to a central point. None basic geometric element is present, but the hardness of the transverse lines give a sense of geometry. This piece establishes the debate about the importance of empty spaces (air) in a composition”, explains Elian.
Elian Chali (1988) is a muralist artist from Argentina, Cordoba. Elian was made known by his abstract style and graphic design applied that leaves no one indifferent. Using vibrant colors and a rich mix of shapes, patterns and varied inclinations, he makes sure to make its consistent work with its environment. Elian is committed to recreate the spirit of the neighborhood in which he exposes himself to even his work. Architecture, climate, social policies are only some factors that inspire Elian to create his pieces with the help of geometry and abstraction.
The main theme of his works is the city. With more than 10 collective shows and 3 solo exhibitions, his artworks can be found in many countries such as Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Canada, United States, France, England, Italy, Mexico, Poland, Peru, Dominican Republic, Russia and Uruguay.