Concrete, trash, urban elements and ink. Basically these are the raw materials that the Brazilian multimedia artist Ellion Cardoso uses in his work. Graduated in Industrial Design by FAAP
University in Brazil, besides working in the world of design developing furniture and other utilities, Ellion also creates through other medias such as painting, graffiti, photography and poetry.
Actually Ellion used to draw and paint since he was a child, he made his first acrylic on canvas when he was 8 years old. Nowadays the urban world exerts a strong influence on his work,
especially the city of São Paulo, where the artist was born. He already made some exhibitions in Brazil and world abroad like Iraq and United States.
Cardoso's painting is between border areas, a fusion of different elements, a hybrid of abstract art and figurative, city and nature, micro and macro. Techniques he often uses are the Action
Painting and Color Dripping, and elements like acrylic, spray, concrete, typography, all influence from Cardoso's experience with graffiti and street photography. The themes ranging from amoebas
to galaxies, human excrement to sacred symbols, static forms to explosions, the resistance to oppression. Sometimes designed in a planned way, sometimes completely random, sometimes logically,
sometimes intuitively. Cardoso's art lives between opposing worlds.
"Painting is detonating a clash of different worlds." Wassily Kandinsky