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This amazing wall is the work of Argentinian artist Elian and probably one of the best murals created for this year’s MURAL Festival.
“Genesis Modification / Glitch Essay” as the mural was titled is according to Elian his first experiment in modifying the basic code of his digital sketches (Glitch). Apart from the interesting concept behind the final image here explained by the artist, this new mural expands Elian’s imagery to a new level delivering a piece where subtle gestures and strong and contrasting colour choices give form to a vibrant and elegant mural. Certainly a beautiful addition to this year’s festival.

The concept behind the mural explained by the artist:
Before arriving at Montreal and start my work on this mural, i made a composition based on my aesthetic line regarding functionality of space and environment.
After learning about the history of the people who live there, I could not keep my idea excluding any information in my work on this.
The artwork is in the Foundation Sidalys (Secours AIDS Centre) which has the function to receive homeless patients with HIV. Nonprofit, without religious profile, supported by donations and government support.
Currently are living Christine, Eric, Sebastien Denis, Alain and Rejean, all people with this characteristics. I put all these names in the code of the digital image and the result obtained randomly was the final sketch.
I find it interesting lose the total control over my work and let external factors influence without necessarily being protagonists, is a good way to portray the environment within abstraction.
It also seems essential to the relationship between work and virtual analog / digital space, as they can work together to achieve both worlds portray worlds in which we live. – Elian

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Author: Fran

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.