Born in 1973 in Italy, ELER grew up with a strong passion for sciences applied to complex systems, such as ecosystems and landscapes. After earning his PhD in landscape modelling, he has been collaborating with prestigious international research centers in the field of satellite imagery analysis and in defining models for assessing environmental indicators of sustainability. ELER is now developing an artistic practice inspired by the scientific world and his international work experiences.
ELER's art offers a striking interpretation of the digital image concept as an instrument of mediation and knowledge of the physical space that surrounds us based on a multiplicity of forms, structures, and chromatic dissonances.
ELER's artworks are characterized by a heightened dramatic and expressive character that rivets and disorients the observer on an emotional and rational plane. ELER’s creative impulse is a tribute to the punk, dark-gothic and new wave culture of the 80s, which finds its essential source of inspiration in musical bands, such as Bauhaus, Joy Division, The Sisters of Mercy, Crass, Conflict, Christian Death.
Seemingly chaotic and unstructured, ELER’s artwork contains sequences of pixels that are organized in patterns according to rigorous and multi-scalar fractal dimensions. The result of this process is what the artist himself defines as "digital landscapes" capable of imparting a unique combination between scientific knowledge, image modelling and the integration of exogenous elements, always unpredictable, of a stochastic nature.
ELER’s artworks transport the viewer into the dynamic context of contemporary cities, such as Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore, New York, Chicago, Detroit, and Milan introducing an alternative vision of the urban system in its architectural and green elements.
The digital image is understood as a fragment of a dystopian and constantly evolving urban landscape, in which degradation and regeneration co-exist and co-evolve according to new underground cultural and artistic expressions.