Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Eltono (1975) worked in Madrid for the last decade, and since 2010 lives in Beijing. He started his street art career with the usual tools of the trade – spray paint cans. After ten years of bombing, his practice diverged as he evolved his artistic style using acrylic paints and tape to develop an abstract geometric language. Eltono is known for his constructive criterion and his sensitivity to medium and location. He always improvises his forms and colors in situ to integrate within the existing balance. He also chooses neglected surfaces with the intention of reviving their dignity and making use of their aged textures and abandoned states. The paintings of this prestigious yet humble artist can be found on the streets of more than eighty cities. He has shown his works in many world-renowned galleries and museums, including the Tate Modern and Fundacion Miro. Over the last twelve years, the development of Eltono’s work in galleries has focused on finding solutions to address the problems of showing public art in private indoor spaces.

Eltono was invited in the framework of Urban Art Festival "Art Active" 2013.