Eltono’s mural is a reaction to the absurd rationality of national boundaries. As opposed to the natural flow of borders (as can be seen in perhaps the world’s only natural country, Chile), the carving up of the planet’s boundaries happens at right angles: diagonal, horizontal, and vertical lines cutting up the planet into a perfectly linear patchwork. As such, Eltono has created his own world map using a generative art technique; using a basic randomizer to choose a digit between 1 and 7, the numbers which emerge then come to de ne both the color of the country and its borders, indicating the direction that each color, and each boundary will thus take.


  • Title: Random geopolitical map
  • Creator: Eltono (France)
  • Date Created: 2016/2016
  • Location: Saint Petersburg, Russia
  • Medium: Acrylic paint on wall

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