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Omar Reyna


Statement

I see my art practice as an act of contriving worlds beyond the visible, between the real and the imagined. I work in between photography and the physical manipulation of objects and materials. I aim to trigger events and actions that connect, disturb and question what we perceive. My approach is much as cerebral as a physical engagement. Research and reflection are a big part of my process, but I also think, articulate, and conceptualize through the activity of making.

I believe that holding the photographic camera and move with it can be, besides a physical act of beautiful complexity, a philosophical, poetic and violent gesture. The photographic act is the ultimate art form-wrap for other art mediums—all of them driving towards a unified and highly manipulated output. Many of my art-making processes rely on an unfocused mind where I make progress eluding direct thinking.