Elian Chali’s work is characterized by the close dialogue with the environment in which he finds himself. Architecture, climate issues and socio-political development are some of the factors that influence the artist’s composition through basic geometry and abstraction. The use of complimentary colors underlines our basic nature of things while geometrical shapes and forms translate to the our urban lifestyle. The additional mixed media content shows the tension within this world of constant conflict between nature and technology. The main theme of his work is the city. Through photography and painting, Elian seeks to open a discussion which spans from the current social problems, to the poetry of the habitat in which we live in. Through numerous travels around the world, Elian is constantly exposed to both the beauty and ugliness which surrounds us in equal measure in every day life and invites the viewer to process these issues with him through his paintings.