At the international street art festival STENOGRAFFIA, Argentina artist Elian Chali painted the wall of the university building, using the signature features of his style: basic geometry, abstraction and contrasting colour schemes.
Elian Chali created a large-scale mural in Yekaterinburg, the capital of street art in Russia. The mural can be found on 62 Vosmogo Marta Street and stands out in the context of the city with bold colours and simple shapes.
With his art, Elian starts a discussion between people and urban space. The main idea of all his works is to show that life in the city is beyond everyday routine. And it is thanks to his abstractions, the dialogue between the local community and the artist can develop as successfully as possible.
“Abstraction does not give you prepared answers; you have to think about it. It also works like a bridge. I am building one part of the bridge, and passers-by are completing it. Also, I enjoy working in a variety of environments. There are many countries, a lot of contexts and conditions. Abstraction and geometry make me a big part of this environment without too many problems”. Elian
The architectural shape of the wall was also crucial to Elian because he wanted to work on the festival with a non-standard surface. The most suitable canvas for the author was the wall of the Ural State University of Economics.
The seven-story building was built in 1981, and the area of the painted wall is 400 square meters. In addition to its scale, the surface is distinguished by its rhythm of panels, on which Elian applied his abstract forms, thereby giving the space a new dynamic.
Photo credit STENOGRAFFIA