Mike Alonso Alcala
Within my works, I explore the convergence of historic art, religious iconography, and contemporary
technological motifs, set against a backdrop devoid of distinct form, purposefully emphasizing the raw
essence and evocative power of the urban environments that surround me. Through a meticulous
layering process that combines imagery, textual elements, and nostalgic references from internet
culture, I create textured, paint-based compositions that evoke the essence of collage.
By employing carefully crafted cut-out stencils, my paintings reveal portals and windows, inviting
viewers to glimpse into my personal memories and facilitating an exploration of the intricate relationship
between technology and the tangible world. In a time where multiple realities coexist, I seek to offer
viewers a fresh perspective on the lives that surround me. Drawing inspiration from pop art, graffiti, and
the artistic legacy of the Renaissance, my works ultimately transform into contemporary frescoes, akin
to those found adorning the industrial walls of Los Angeles.
In essence, my paintings serve as a vibrant amalgamation of diverse artistic styles and influences,
synthesizing the interplay of technology, history, and urban existence. By inviting viewers to inhabit
multiple realms simultaneously, my intention is to evoke a profound emotional response and shed new
light on the multifaceted experiences inherent to the individuals within my immediate environment.