Elian Chali recently took part in the Cityleaks / TRANSURBAN festival in Cologne, Germany, curated by Georg Barrinhaus. For this event, he created one of his vibrant, abstract, and minimalist public interventions titled Against Overlapping. Working on a residential building in Müllheim, the Argentinian artist took the strong cultural characteristics of neighborhood and created a piece that searches for harmony. With a simple composition and his color choices, Chali escaped forcing the observer into an interpretation, but instead just served up visual elements for numerous possibilities. Unpretentious yet highly noticeable, the mural somehow nullifies its monumental scale while giving a point of view in its environment, instead of imposing its own narrative.
Streets: Elian Chali (Cologne)
Posted by SAL, September 25, 2017