What if you spent every day looking for One Beautiful Thing?

Playing with Perspective



Elian Chali

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.

You can see more of the intriguing Chali’s work on his website and on Instagram.

All images property of Elian Chali.

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Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

10 thoughts on “Playing with Perspective

  1. So beautiful and very interesting work, Donna. Thank you for introducing the Argentinian painter/muralist Elian Chali to us.

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  2. So clever! How does one even begin to map out a project like that when you need to be able to comprehend the results from so many perspectives? I also like that the art is showcased in a place we would not normally anticipate encountering it.

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  3. ahhh! This is one of those things that drives me crazy if it is “off”.

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  4. Really love Elian his work. Saw before artworks in my hometown Oostende (BE) and in Zaragoza (ES). just simple geometry and primary colors. Great blogpost!

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  5. Very freaky sci-fi vibe!!

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