—David Elia

 

David Elia has donated Topografica, a new collection of signed, digital giclée prints on Hahnemühle Bamboo paper, each with a hand-painted pigment detail. Inspired by the topography of tropical Brazilian forests, they speak to Elia’s hopes for a better future. This particular print, Topografica 2, measures A2. It is one of a kind.

 

Brazilian-born, London-based David Elia is an award-winning artist and designer. His work embraces cultural hybridization and gambiarra, a Portuguese word referencing a makeshift problem-solving style common to Brazil that is generally necessitated by a lack of tools and inspired by a tradition of resourcefulness. His work also embraces upcycling and Post-Minimalist tendencies.

 

Much of Elia’s work uses Brazilian society as a frame through which to consider nationally and globally relevant issues like violence, drug trafficking, poor urban infrastructure, and environmental degradation. Elia’s work is included in multiple public and private collections, including Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Museum of Arts & Design, François Pinault Collection, and Sir Elton John Art Collection, among others.

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David Elia Topografica 2 $320

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“Like my Deforestation Chair, this print series depicts topographical views of cut trees in the forest, where various sizes and shapes of plants coexist. The blue color at the base symbolizes the mark used by forest wardens to indicate trees that are not to be cut. Topografica’s vivid colors reflect the tropical nature of that denuded landscape and a sense of hope for a better future." —David Elia

 

David Elia has donated Topografica, a new collection of signed, digital giclée prints on Hahnemühle Bamboo paper, each with a hand-painted pigment detail. Inspired by the topography of tropical Brazilian forests, they speak to Elia’s hopes for a better future. This particular print, Topografica 2, measures A2. It is one of a kind.

 

Brazilian-born, London-based David Elia is an award-winning artist and designer. His work embraces cultural hybridization and gambiarra, a Portuguese word referencing a makeshift problem-solving style common to Brazil that is generally necessitated by a lack of tools and inspired by a tradition of resourcefulness. His work also embraces upcycling and Post-Minimalist tendencies.

 

Much of Elia’s work uses Brazilian society as a frame through which to consider nationally and globally relevant issues like violence, drug trafficking, poor urban infrastructure, and environmental degradation. Elia’s work is included in multiple public and private collections, including Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Museum of Arts & Design, François Pinault Collection, and Sir Elton John Art Collection, among others.

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