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By Fatcap team
Published a month ago

Elian Chali paints a house and reflects on the role played by urban art on gentrification.

Elian Chali paints a house and reflects on the role played by urban art on gentrification.

The Argentinian recently painted a small building for a friend, amidst speculation and rampant real estate expansion.

The piece features gigantic colourful patterns that mimic the movements of a brush on a canvas. The context of the artwork sublimes it too, being made on a small building surrounded by dark industrial-looking constructions.
Revealing the artwork, the artist explains it was done as poetic reaction to a rampant real estate expansion around on of his friend's house.
He also calls for measure when referencing to ongoing critiques by some that urban art could be a driver for speculation and gentrification, saying this may be a diversion from looking at the real predators.