THE HILL STREET COUNTRY CLUB
is pleased to present our upcoming solo exhibition
Ailmentos del Mago
new original collages by Juan Beaz
EXHIBITION DATES | SAT MAY 6TH - SUN JUNE 11TH
OPENING RECEPTION | SAT MAY 6TH 7-10PM
@ LINKSOUL LAB | 530 S COAST HWY OCEANSIDE CA 92054
Why Alimentos Del Mago?
I wanted to create a world that would fuel a sense of wonder and provoke curiosity. The world I created is a reflection of the absurdity and bizarreness I've grown to know. It is a reflection of our values and a tribute to the countless enigmas of the universe.
Before I started creating the pieces for this show I noticed a good chunk of my work was heavily influenced by food. Food is very influential on how we live since it's such a common element. It's everywhere. It influences our health, personality and our mind. We are a product of what we consume. I try not to eat spicy food too often because I know how my body will digest it. Same goes for my mind. I try not to watch television because I know how much it can warp my perception of reality.
There are also a lot of avenues one can explore on the topic of food. From critiquing the influence of food corporations on the world, to celebrating the beauty in culture. I hope these things are reflected in my work.
See more of our Q&A with Juan here