Last time we caught up with Argentinian artist Elian was at Montreal’s Mural Festival. Read more about it here. He’s now back on home ground and this is what he had to say about his latest public artwork:
” Public Essay of Opacity “
This is my first experience doing a diptych work on the public space. As always I let the environment be part of the main characteristics of the artwork, in this case, all the chromatic developing is modified by the different backgrounds. You can see the piece on the left is painted with very bright colours on a white background. On the right the saturation a lot less than her sister piece, because the colours loose sharpness with the concrete, and this dirty gray starts to become part of the artwork. I found this interesting, the behaviour of the elements related of architecture and urbanism depending on all the context, sometimes something simple can make a huge difference on a final result of a bigger work. Without the repetition of the elements in both pieces, its impossible to generate a comparison. Its necessary to put the same shapes in different situations to understand the functionality of this. All our entire life, we have the same mechanism, we need to compare, see and analyse before believing.
UCC University of Architecture – Córdoba, Argentina.
Coordinated by the architects Pablo Bisio and Esteban Bondone.
Acrylic paint on concrete wall.
400x500cm each piece.