David Elia Studio is based in London and Rio de Janeiro. A melting pot of objects, ideas and research the studio is a crucible where material, textures and colors clash into each other.
David also draws upon Cultural hybridization, the blending of elements from different cultures. “I feel that without cultural hybridization, the world we live in would not be anywhere near as interesting and integrated as it is today. By studying this phenomenon through iconography and material culture we can better understand how the melting pot of cultures from Europe, Africa and Asia shaped modern day Brazil as well as other countries worldwide.”
For David Elia, life is his main source of inspiration. By observing his surroundings he frames his artwork and transcends his everyday perception. Everything is a pretext for creation, and takes shape in an unexpected way by recomposing, reconstructing, up-cycling and re-adapting. David Elia’s artwork speaks about life and its reflection.