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Artist Turns Garage into Giant Painting

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

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Argentinian artist Elian Chali has turned a French parking lot into one giant anamorphic spatial painting.

The piece, entitled “Using Painting for Sculptural Purposes," was commissioned for the 2KM3 Saint Gervais Project, in Saint Gervais, Montblanc.

"Using painting for sculptural purposes" from Elian Elian on Vimeo.

“My work in this parking lot is based on painting as a space creation tool,” Chali says in a description on his website. “As we well know, the main feature of sculpture is the relationship with its spatial environment and the ability to modify it.

“This artwork, which uses the basic geometry and primary colors, makes use of the architectural factors where it inhabits, in order that each element adopts a new function and that the space becomes a huge sculpture.”

Chali is known for his abstract style and vibrant colors, which is amped up for this project, in which everything in the garage—including security cameras—takes on a seemingly different shape in different shades of primary colors.

“The relationship with the environment is not easy to achieve, therefore not only the walls will be intervened, but the painting will invade everything that you find in your way in order to offer to the users of the parking, the possibility of breathing inside of a work of art,” he said.

“I find it interesting that a person in his usual routine becomes a spectator/user of a work of art. I think it is an unexpected encounter with creativity.”


Tagged categories: Color; Color + Design; Color + Design; Europe; Parking Garages

Comment from Dick Piper, (8/25/2017, 11:34 AM)

Fabulous!!!!!!!!! Color can really help an otherwise drab environment.

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