Elian Chali was born and raised in Cordoba (Argentina), where he currently lives.
As a self-taught artist, he started with tagging and soon developed his own artistic approach. Elian’s work focuses on creating a dialogue with the urban structure, allowing the characteristics of each wall to participate in the mural.
He identifies with urbanism and architecture more than with muralism and graffiti. Through each work, the artist tries to transcribe the creativity and dynamism of the city in which he works.
His work is distinguished by its adherence to a disciplined form of minimalism and abstraction. Using a parametric play of primary colors, the artist uses layers, overlays and opacities to create geometric compositions that reflect, imply or sometimes interrupt the planes of the built environment that acts upon his canvas.
Elian relies primarily on latex paint and, while favoring street work over studio work, his work translates effortlessly from wall to canvas.
He is a member of a disability activist group and is part of the Torceduras & Bifurlaciones forum, a forum for ‘political corporality’.