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Marcelo Eli Sarmiento (b.11/02/1989) is a Chicago based artist of Mexican and Ecuadorian descent. Marcelo’s painting are packed with symbolic motif and anthropological subject. The paintings create fresh views on ancient imagery creating a high energy narrative that readdress the ancient subjects of mythology and the metaphysics of painting.  Marcelo attended the Academy of Art University for two years. Further education include participation in the Hyde Park Art Center’s Center Program and the University of Chicago’s Visual Art Certification Program. Marcelo Eli has been included in group exhibitions at Wedge Projects 2017, Heaven Gallery 2016, and the Hyde Park Center in 2014 & 2016. Marcelo’s solo exhibition have been all throughout Chicago, Cliff Dwellers 2017, Blanc Gallery 2017, Congruent Space 2017 and Leslie Hindman Auctioneers 2016. Eli has been working closely with Art Advisory companies Artevie Advisory, Mitte Projects, and Velvenoir.