(B. USA 11/02/1989) Marcelo Eli Sarmiento is a Chicago based LatinX Painter. Eli attended the Academy of Art University in SF, CA. Further education includes participation in the Hyde Park Art Center’s Center Program and the University of Chicago’s Visual Art Certification Program. Eli has participated in a number of group exhibitions in Chicago including, AMFM, 2018 YOGA and Wedge Projects in 2017, Heaven Gallery and The Hyde Park Center in 2016. Eli’s solo exhibitions include Cliff Dwellers, Blanc Gallery, and Congruent Space 2017 and a Young Collectors exhibition at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers in 2016.Eli’s painting are a new perspective on archeological imagery and often carry with them psychedelic narratives. The paintings revolve a great deal around the combination of drawing and painting. The works vibrate with color and brushstrokes generating a pulsating surface. Eli’s work hopes to present the view of the contemplative artist, focused on the links between time, ancestry, the image, the personal narrative and the unknown.