Acción de desapego
Guillermo Mena is a visual artist who draws and thinks about this action in an expanded way, something that is constantly affected by the momentary context. Thus, he generates situations that are presented as scenarios that reflect on an ephemeral and transitory dwelling, on the conflicts between attachment and detachment from moments or places that are presented as identity traits and are charged with a constant geographical and poetic displacement.
My work is focused on drawing as an active and performative mechanism, I work in processes that reveal situations around a changing and transitory dwelling. I am interested in the transformation of materials as a nostalgic manifestation of the insistence on processing images and situations as ephemeral memories. Destructive scenarios and processes are part of a system of images in which climatic phenomena reflect ritual, emotional, and symbolic aspects that are manifested from the drawing conceived in an expansive way. I think of the drawing as an oscillating element between the intimate and the gigantic, one that allows immersive instances where the body, the gesture, and the time reveal a certain urgency about the finiteness of our presence in an ephemeral home and landscape.