2014 - 2016
Ümo derives from the concept of an Aztec deity that states that nothing exists by itself, but in the way we want to perceive; thus, the nature of reality is devoid of meaning, empty.
From this idea I started questioning the notion of representation, perception, South American mysticism and the singularity of each object/image.
I ask myself, what is the acid that dissolves illusion in perception?
How can I fast and cleanse my vision to see what lies underneath an image?
From what part of my body am I creating art? What is the muscle, the nerve, and the emotion that fires out expression?
If rain is precipitation of water, then experience is precipitation of awareness.
In Ümo I am interested in questioning that infinite and ambiguous space that arises between the capturing of an instant and the actualization of the object/image.
Together, these images are little journeys that, like life itself, irrevocably tell a story.
A photograph never ends in the photograph; that’s the mere beginning.
Let the image be a river that takes us somewhere.