Since Elian started his adventure earlier this year it has been a non-stop of travelling and painting. We already had the opportunity to see his work in Moscow, being he one of the few artists invited to the event that actually got to paint a wall (long story), but that also resulted in an amazing Street Art biennale (Artmossphere) that showcased a solid body of work from almost 70 artists (recap coming soon).
Now in Mexico Elian just finished yet another signature wall where he merges expressive and geometrical abstracts forms with primary colours, creating both movement and balance, and activating the motive in a way that only Elian can.
Elian explains his work as follows:
This house was built in 1890 by european architects. Located in Invierno and Primavera streets, the colonial facade is the space of the first photographic studio of Queretaro. Founded in 1948, Mr. Torres was commissioned to portray the high society and social events. Today the business is in charge of his children, and they have suffered the fall of photography because of the technological evolution. This mural searches to resignify the front image of the old house by breaking the principal axes of colonial architecture, their mouldings and order above vertical and horizontal axes. It has been used a big gestural line, in reference of a brushstroke to invade the total space and then a heavy geometrical element among with other gestural traces, to find the balance on the composition. — Elian
Images by SAN
Founder and editor of Urbanite. Street Art lover who after the finishing her MA thesis on the muralist movement in the 1920-50s, developed a fascination for street art and graffiti that eventually led to collaborations with different art blogs, including the creation of this one.