Your Reflection is the Message
Con Artist Collective
August 25, 2018
Your Reflection is the Message was one-day pop-up solo show by Artist and mystic Luis Martin / The Art Engineer. This exhibition at the Con Artist Collective showed original collages and limited edition prints. Collage is the Artist’s central vehicle to deliver a kaleidoscopic pantheon of new mythology. The Artist playfully defaces historical textbook art to recast and reimagine archetypes in cryptic visual narratives.
The artwork in the show is the result of Martin’s creative process as both a meditative practice and an act of political appropriation. By assigning meaning to the images imposed on the Artist through lopsided histories and pervasive media, the Artist deliberately assigns meaning and provides his own context to the material. As a major hub for emerging artists in NYC, with over 500 artists, the Con Artist Collective is a prefect frame of reference for Your Reflection is the Message, as it promotes community through individual artist development.
During the event Martin performed personalized readings from the Neo Arch Deck, a divination and creative practice deck the Artist has developed. The deck, which will be released this fall, is composed of one hundred original collages, each depicting emerging archetypes, that offer opportunities for creative reflection. Each participant will receive a signed card from the deck and a reading of its unique mythology.