Argentinian artist Elian Chali, aka Elian, decorated Kyiv’s secondary school #219 for the Mural Social Club Festival. The art piece named “Slight Presence of Transparency“ is situated on Obolonskiy Avenue, 2-B. More information and images after the jump.
“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.
The Mural Social Club Festival is organized by NGO Sky Art Foundation and Dmytro Palienko,
curated by Julia Ostrovska and Oleg Sosnov.
The festival line-up includes top street art names, all of whom are coming to Ukraine to decorate the
cities with their artwork: Li-Hill, Rodrigo Branco, Fintan Magee, Borondo, Fikos Antonios, Millo,
Agostino Iacurci, Elian, Evoca1 and others. Ukrainian street artists such as Aec Interesni Kazki,
Roman Minin, Sergey Radkevich, Olexander Grebenyuk, Roma Wius, Sasha Korban are also
participate in the project.
Sky Art Foundation is a charity fund that was established in Ukraine in autumn 2014 by patron
Dmytro Palienko. The organization aims to support the new generation of Ukrainian contemporary artists. Sky Art
Foundation contributes to the international cultural exchange and Ukraine’s cultural integration into
the world art scene. The fund pursues an active exhibiting strategy revolving around its own art
space Sky Art Foundation. It also is an active charity that organizes international art projects,
cultural events that involve Ukrainian artists, and establishes grants for upcoming artistic talents.
Please feel free to contact Sky Art Foundation if you need any further information.