Pablo López Luz
January 26 – March 24, 2019
Curator: David Miranda
Pablo López Luz (Mexico City, 1979) captures the city from different angles, signaling many of the tensions implied by the urban landscape. The relationship between humans and their environment is decisive in his compositions, which allude to images of the history of Mexican landscape, update the scenery and provide new readings of the territory. He does this by means of the photographic documentation of the environment and also through an artistic nod to the visual history that precedes it. Part of his work has pointed to the problems of Latin American identity; this serves as a trigger for making visible the notion of fiction and reality in the cultural vestiges of contemporary societies by taking up their ancestral aspects.
On this occasion, López Luz proposes a photographic essay for Museo Experimental el Eco with different places in Mexico City, alluding to the formal tension between nature and urbanization and centering the visual narrative’s core on an element that has refused to be subjected to the city’s architectural maelstrom: volcanic rock. López Luz transforms the images into a timeless document that links distinguishing elements in the city; he reveals their singular origins by recognizing in his selection of images other moments of local architecture that have also resorted to volcanic rock and that also reflect the tension resulting from the contrasting shapes portrayed.