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January 25, 2022 8:01 PM EST

Artist Statement

Title: Genesis

Year: 2007

MGOGLKTKO-X-TIMEPieces. Featuring original music by Wobblebug.

The Origin.

This piece is inspired by hope, love, empathy, visions and dreams.

Dreaming of building a better future for me and my family. In 2007 I made the decision to change the path of my destiny and embrace the biggest adventure in my life. Right after finishing college and having my first daughter, I migrated from Mexico to the USA in the search for better opportunities in life. This was the beginning of an incredible journey.

I’ve always stayed true to my dreams, hoping for the best outcome, focusing on my visions, moving through life with love and empathy. The artwork depicts the starting point of my journey. I wanted to capture this moment in time, because those hard times build a better human in me, we all have dreams and we all hope those dreams become a reality. #WAGMI

Bio:

Born and raised in Cd. Juarez Chih. Mexico, a wild and history-rich border town, Carlos later moved to Guadalajara, to pursue a degree in Design. In 2007, right after graduating from college moved to Los Angeles, Ca. to follow his dream.

Being an immigrant in the US and coming from a country where the original culture was wiped out by colonization, Carlos’s imaginary travelers take a different path, shared culture and knowledge between civilizations creates an elevated alternate future for his multiverse.

Inspired by sci-fi, fantasy, culture and technology, his works 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 in the metaverse as an opportunity to explore visions of utopian worlds. His mission is to promote empathy, love and happiness through his work.

Carlos seamlessly combines digital, projection and physical art to create the perfect bridge between physical art and digital. Incorporating sculpture, digital screens, projectors, video mapping, laser cutting, and 3D printing in his creative process.

As a designer has worked with companies such as FOX, Universal, Disney, DreamWorks, Paramount, Sony, Relativity, TNT, and TBS among others.

His phygital installations have been hits at major Art Fairs and gallery shows across the US, including the prestigious auction house at Sotheby’s London UK.

@MGO_GLKTKO | @mgoglktko

James invited Florian Tappeser to TIMEPieces. Their work is inspired by the year 2007.

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