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Encounters in the light of fiction
There are people who do not settle with what is generally called reality. Due to this their life becomes complex and therefore is enriched extraordinarily, by having an attitude of not limiting themselves to accepting reality without questioning it, that external reality facing each one of us which presents itself as an accomplished fact that we have to accept and submit to.
Practical people that limit themselves to a realistic register maybe ignore that by doing this they are renouncing the opportunity to reinvent reality day after day and discern many “other worlds” within reach of those who have “metarealist” and surrealist desires, of those who have access to other sensual experiences because they feel in all its depth the music of the world, the magic and poetry which existence can offer.
Many of these people tend to propose other possible realities, less limited, more free or tending towards the infinite. They feel the need to express their conceptions and visions, and therefore they write, compose, draw, carve, act, film, dance.
Sergio Mora is one of these people that, like the protagonist and the director of the film “Big Fish”, who know the value of the light of fiction and the energy of daydreaming. Magicomora (as he sometimes signs his work) we could say, like Nick Drake´s song: “I was made to love magic”. The difference is that he has not given up and successfully fights the melancholy that stalks around us: he creates his own magic and recreates himself in its figures and colours.
But maybe the most important factor is that Sergio Mora has conserved the child within himself, he has not lost it, and as he is, he will never lose it. In the work of this cartoonist, illustrator and painter, various ages and tones live together: transgression and tenderness, explicit sex and lyricism, seduction and weirdness, beauty and a little bit of monstrosity, everyday immediacy and fantasy, truth and game, surrealism and pop art. We should never miss any possibility of increasing pleasure and clarity, reality should not be impoverished in exchange for comfortable tedium.
Magicomora is an audacious kaleidoscope, punchy, mind-altering and colourful. He was born in Barcelona in 1975, city in which he studied (La Llotja), and where he lives, paints, experiments, plays and creates. If we look at the world through his eyes, as clear sighted as utopian, we discover a brilliant mythology which mixes icons that we all feel identified with amongst the fantastic and spectacular, the surprising and illusive.
A multidisciplinary artist, his prolific work takes us to subversive worlds with beautiful monsters and grotesque fantasies, in all of their aspects: painting, illustration, video, comic and performance. His personal artistic decalogue and above all his pictorial idiosyncrasy have converted him in the biggest exponent of Pop Surrealism of the Peninsula, allowing him to exhibit at an international level, edit books, to publish in various magazines, design for advertising campaigns and many other collaborations.
Magicomora hooks the spectator via the imaginary world of an illusionist, so that he/she lives out a visual experience that will be kept forever in his/her subconscious. This symbolic imaginary world is very deeply-rooted, as it is impossible to separate the work from the artist, like a camouflaged, chameleonic secondary actor in fiction. A cameo in his own painting.