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My work explores the relationship between art, consciousness, and technology with the means of sculpture, projection, animation, and sound. I’m inspired by the patterns, colors and folklore of my native Mexico.

I’m Interested in the realms of reality and simulations, fascinated by states of consciousness such as dreaming, trance, hypnosis, creativity and psychedelic drugs, I use these transcendental experiences as an inspiration for my work. I love the idea of of blending the virtual and physical worlds

My main focus is to create connections between the viewer and my work through what I call “Immersive Reality”. I accomplish this through storytelling by creating a playground where I, make use of  sculpture, motion graphics, projection mapping and sound design to materialize narratives of my own realities. The sculptures are seamlessly combine with the physical and digital worlds.

In the “island of my own imagination,” I can lure the spectator to my own immersive reality. Here I am free to provoke the audience, to invite them to share my curiosity and ask, “Is reality a simulation? Can art help us answer this question? Where does consciousness begin or end? How can an object become alive in a narrative?”  So that in the end, when they walk away from the experience they might begin to explore their own perception of reality.
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Carlos Luna James

United States

New Media, Digital on Wood

Size: 36 W x 60 H x 12 D in

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My work explores the relationship between art, consciousness, and technology with the means of sculpture, projection, animation, and sound. I’m inspired by the patterns, colors and folklore of my native Mexico. I’m Interested in the realms of reality and simulations, fascinated by states of consciousness such as dreaming, trance, hypnosis, creativity and psychedelic drugs, I use these transcendental experiences as an inspiration for my work. I love the idea of of blending the virtual and physical worlds My main focus is to create connections between the viewer and my work through what I call “Immersive Reality”. I accomplish this through storytelling by creating a playground where I, make use of sculpture, motion graphics, projection mapping and sound design to materialize narratives of my own realities. The sculptures are seamlessly combine with the physical and digital worlds. In the “island of my own imagination,” I can lure the spectator to my own immersive reality. Here I am free to provoke the audience, to invite them to share my curiosity and ask, “Is reality a simulation? Can art help us answer this question? Where does consciousness begin or end? How can an object become alive in a narrative?” So that in the end, when they walk away from the experience they might begin to explore their own perception of reality.

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New Media Print:Digital on Wood

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Size:36 W x 60 H x 12 D in

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aka MGOGLKTKO Digital & Mixed Media - Installation. Currently lives and works in LA. Carlos Luna James, aka MGOGLKTKO, is a multimedia artist who uses science fiction and fantasy to explore the nuances of perception of virtual and physical space through art and technology. By merging sculpture, video projection, animation, and sound, his unending storytelling engages all our sensors at once. The artist wants us to consciously let go of what we perceive as reality and in that state of trance he opens for us an opportunity to connect to other possible parallel reality. Interested in realms of reality and simulation, fascinated by alter states of consciousness such as dreaming, trance, hypnosis, meditation, and the effects of psychedelic drugs, Carlos uses these transcendental experiences as inspiration for his work. In it, he explores cultural diversity and subsequent hybridization as a fertile soil for cultivating positive human emotions, such as kindness and empathy, and sees the ability to migrate whether in reality or simulation as an opportunity to explore visions of utopian worlds. Incorporating digital screens, projectors, video mapping, laser cutting, and 3D printing in his creative process, the artist combines traditional workmanship techniques with advanced technology and creative innovation executing every detail with architectural precision and indomitable imagination. MGOGLKTKO (pronounced ma’go gala’ktiko, means Galactic Wizard in English) is the artist’s alter ego, a fictional nomadic character from light-years away, a spiritual shaman who was able to connect with the Higher Consciousness, travel through multi-dimensional portals and become a human hybrid capable to morph into beasts with superpower. Through his journey he connected with an ancient civilization named “The Cosmic Beasts”, a group with similar goals and unique superpowers. They formed “The New Alliance”–a social movement that strives to share and promote empathy, love, and happiness to human civilization. Together they share a virtual world named Xama-Totek, a true ecosystem where empathy, love, and consciousness are used to create what is called the “Universal Language”, a way to live all as one. Through his work, MGOGLKTKO invites others to join the movement. His evocative fusion of hybrid entities, introspective narratives, and sophisticated environments make his experience our extended reality.

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