This impressive artwork by Elian Chali was realized at the Universitat Politécnica of Valencia for the Polinizados festival. A wall that challenges your perception as to what a ”No Parking” sign can become.
“Beside of the floating effect of the blue figure and grey square, this piece seeks to highlight the architectural lines through the transformation of the white surface to red.
The chromatic vibration of the piece makes that the figure and the background achieve to be detached. I decided to use only red and blue because the building is a Trinquete court, a typically Valencian sport, where each team is represented by this colors.
Also, the idea was to lead to a maximum point the “No Parking” sign, by making a double reference between what is happening inside the building and what is happening outside, that in the end they are connected, even from invisible gestures.
The representation games can be diverse if small signs became noticed. The exercise of changing the space or breaking the scale, turns out to be a practical way to dialogue with public space.”
Great colours Elian!!!
Tomás Cardoso//ISSA Team