Art mirror – August


These new architectures are also the ones Marco Montiel-Soto (1976, Maracaibo, Venezuela) creates in his series Maracaibo Monumentale, where, as a result of the investigation with images, he intervenes traditional landscapes. The natural environment of Maracaibo is contrasted with transparencies of the Imperial Rome in a three-dimensional way, with which he conceives new architectures, generating an unusual landscape. With these dream-like images of the environment, Montiel-Soto introduces us into a different representation of History, posing questions such as: What would the situation be if these civilizations had arrived in America?, or What kind of similarities are there between the fall of the Roman Empire and the collapse of what is now a county like Venezuela?


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