Street artist Elbi Elem is revealing shapes that are inside this old building in Catalonia- a series of “Variable Geometries”.
Productively using these days of social isolation, the artist has often created surprise sculptural installations in unconventional spaces. This one arose from wanting to “draw with thread.” An curious description, but it gets even better!
“I wanted to achieve the perception of actually sewing the walls,” she says, “as if it were a wound and suture, drilling and piercing them, without use no visible element for its subjection.”
This old factory in Cal Rosal provided ample opportunity to test different techniques until finally the desired effect was achieved.
Creating it as a guest with Konvent Punt Zero the artistic residence in Berga, Catalonia, Elbi says its the kind of space that encourages experimentation, research, and expression. “I wanted to make a suspended composition of geometric shapes aligned with each other,” Elbi says, “without the use of knots, joining both ends to make them look like a unit.”