Argentinian painter and muralist Elian Chali turned a parking lot in the Saint-Gervais Mont Blanc region in France into a beautiful, 3-D, anamorphic spatial painting. His extensive mural is meant to merge the painting and the structure to create large-scale sculpture.
“This artwork, which uses basic geometry and primary colors, makes use of the architectural factors where it inhabits. Each element adopts a new function and the space becomes a huge sculpture.”
Chali really brings the surfaces he paints to life using bright colors and simple geometric shapes. And by continuing shapes across ceilings, walls, and floors, the artist seems to warp the space and make it something else entirely. He is especially talented at playing with perspective in his painting. Shot from the right angle, his work creates intriguing optical illusions that I really enjoy.
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