Venue: The Lunch Box Gallery
Address: 310 NW 24th St. Miami. USA
Date and hour: 05-14-11 5:30 pm – 10:30pm
Arrived gathers 18 photographs intervened with digital illustrations (mixed media) by Venezuelan artist, painter and illustrator M-Lon(Miguel Gonzalez), who combines photography with the use of a WACOM digitalpen, thus giving life to images that equally share the participation of bothreality and fantasy.
This series is born bythe need to awaken reflections about our environment, by means of the visit ofimaginary beings that interact with our context. These entities star in scenesof urban and natural encounters, particular or general ones, within a reality which we would consider they don’t belong to, butnevertheless where they try to find their own space.
By penetrating into anunknown society, these beings attempt to discover our world through innocentfrolicking; and the behavior that sometimes seems vile or spiteful, is nothingmore than a wild and instinctive interaction caused by not knowing the conduct codes of our world. In fact, these are interactions where the process of exploring turns them intopersonifications of feelings and moods in their maximum state of purity;emotions we can somehow relate to.
These approaches, many times nostalgic and curious butalways naïve, along with their visions confronted with joy or lack of it when entering our space, are an invitation todiscover, imagine and reconsider the world that surrounds us.
Arrived reflects on the M-Lon’s idea that when we trulycome close and stop to observe, admire and understand that all these elements,natural or man-made, mean something to someone, it is in that precise momentwhen we will begin to take care, enjoy and respect it all.