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Marcelo Eli

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20160411010421-el_milagro
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You're Too Wild
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20160411010535-subjetive_beyond_logic
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20160411010542-realm_of_manifestation
20160411010543-we_all_have_sensation_thoughts
20160411010549-pandimonium_in_the_air
20160411010551-eccentric_ideas_change_the_world
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You're the Only Power Acrylic, Latex Enamel, Oil Stick, Textile, Drop Cloth, Felt, And Cording 49"X43
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20170208162623-ancient_energies
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20170208162741-radiate_greatness
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Chicago
Birth year
1989
Lives in
Chicago
Works in
Chicago
Schools
Representing galleries
Art Wing Contemporary
Tags
mixed-media, conceptual, pop, modern, photography, graffiti/street-art, street, graffiti
Statement

Marcelo Eli (b.11-02-1989) is a painter living and working in Chicago’s Bridgeport Neighborhood. After two years of formal study at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, Marcelo struck out on his own to pursue a self-taught practice. Remaining in San Francisco for another year, Marcelo interacted full time with an artistic community working under the radar in the red light district. This transitional period between an academic environment and a self-directed studio practice as instrumental in building the momentum in Marcelo’s paintings. The body of work in steady development currently manifest a symbolic language, prioritizing exploration of material, relationship and contemporary culture. Exhibitions include Vertical Gallery, Co-Prosperity Sphere, and the Hyde Park Art Center. Marcelo's first solo exhibitions took place at Leslie Hindman Aucitoneers with representation by Art Wing Contemporary, he recently obtained representation in Germany with Christian Lepsien at Artevie Advisory. He has been featured in Chicago Gallery News and Artevie-publishing. In 2016 Marcelo participated in HPAC's Center Program and has recently been enrolled in the University of Chicago's Visual Art Certification program.