After a short break in Argentina, Elian is back in Europe where he just finished” Dark Perimeter / Basic Primary Shapes ” a new mural painted for this year’s Nuit Blanche Brussels in Belgium.
The new mural follows the same kind of aesthetics and conceptual framework he has been working on during the past year, and is explained by the artist as follows:
‘Continuing my conceptual line, this work is about the importance of the architectural shapes in Brussels. We can see a traditional and historical way to build houses and i want to give attention to this,with the dark line repeating the perimeter of this building.
Also the another elements of the piece, are independent of the surface, disrespecting any limit and working autonomously, but giving a background layer to the gray to pronounce the concept of the geometric shape and make it work the transparency.
The theme of Nuit Blanche this year is Renaissance, but this is not talking only about the period, is too, about renewal, resurrection, renovation, etc.
Related to my work and my responsibility working on the city, i think is really important ( respecting all the period of Modern Art and its vanguards like Minimal, conceptual, abstraction, geometrism, etc. ) try to understand what i’m doing the maximum as possible. Working on the public space, all this kind of mechanism and ways to think art, take another sense because it atmosphere its different, got a lot of level of understanding, also the influence of the time -the new way to see the time-, the new tendencies about site-specific art, and others relevant parameters and we cannot ignore all of this. I see everyday a lot of art related with this vanguards or tendencies on the city, evading the most important parameters: The past and the enviroment.’ – Elian
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