Romantic View is the title of the exhibition curated by Street Levels Gallery, which was on view in their space from February 28 to March 13, 2020.
The solo exhibition reflects the expressive investigation of Elfo, an artist of decontextualization. When the street is not enough, his creative outlet infiltrates in exceptional contexts: cemeteries, supermarkets, abandoned factories are placed at the service of his personal experimentation. Collaterally to his outdoor interventionism, the artist has developed a fluid and multidisciplinary path: from the pictorial study on canvas, figurative in the aesthetics and reflective in the content, to the provocative instrument of viral and performative art, pursued in the virtual space.
“So, I decided to start a new path that would focus on an ironic yet thoughtful critique of society and the discipline of street art and neo muralism, through edgy, minimal, raw lettering: ugly but useful.”
With Romantic View Elfo shows his personal and determined ability to find alternative means, sometimes dissonant, sometimes ephemeral, but extremely functional to expose the shadowy areas of our society. The romantic aesthetic of the figurative works finds a dissonance in the sarcastic touch, identifying his signature in cultured and provocative buzzwords. The artist bursts into the urban environment with cultured and provocative catchphrases, showing his ability to synthesize his imagery also on a textual level. His writings are conceptual statements and, at the same time, sarcastic comments, just like the title of his personal exhibition. Elfo is not afraid of expressive dissonance, being romantic in his figurative style, and, at the same time, revolutionary in his experimentation of codes and expressive languages.
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