Rebeca Tomelloso. Artist Statement
We live in a world that is increasingly subject to an increasingly difficult state of flux, the use of new technologies has flourished in our lives, and our perception of the world and the way in which we communicate and relate to each other has been affected as a result. We are now presented with a changing landscape where humanity is pretending to become more uniform and where an uncountable number of relationships and pieces of information converge on a net. Cybernetic media have created a new human condition, that of tele-presence, the loss of our physical being, creating a social problem, and creating a change in our way of establishing and maintaining relationships with others and with the world. Technology has started to control a large part of our lives, we depend on it to perform our jobs and it has modified our language, thereby, changing the way in which we communicate. This way of communicating evolved with Nihilism of affluent western societies that rule our world had lead to a Modus Vivendi of the nonsensical and of social chaos. Our world is becoming increasingly hectic, our machines are constantly becoming faster and more complex while our bodies and minds are constantly becoming more inert. I think it is convenient to pause a moment and reflect on where we are going with such urgency, rapid technological and scientific advancement is of little use if it does not develop with a moral and humanistic foundation. My work addresses this theme, the exploration of the human condition under an antagonistic and individualized vision over the homogenation of humanity in a net of infinite information. My work emphasizes the importance of emotional impact of our virtual presence in a cybernetic realm that increasingly drives us to anomy.
Biography: Rebeca Tomelloso. Curriculum Vitae 18.02.1978. Monterrey, Mexico. Education 2003-2004, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, MA in Contemporary Arts. 1995 -1999, Universidad de Monterrey,: BA (Hons) Graphic Design Solo Exhibitions Vista Monta?a House of Culture, San Pedro Garza Garc?a, N.L., M?xico. “Eminus Sit?”, 10.10.2005 Group Exhibitions Zacatecas Municipal House of Culture, Zacatecas, Zac., M?xico. “Grupo El Taller: Intinerarte”, 10.10.2005” Villa de Santiago House of Culture, Villa de Santiago, N.L., M?xico. “Grupo El Taller: Intinerarte”, 25.08.2005 Group Show: Art Centre of Plano, Plano,Texas, USA, “2005 National Juried Exhibithion”, 21.05.2005 Group Show: Galerias Valle Oriente, Monterrey, Mexico, “El Taller: First Collective Exhibition”, 07.04.2005 Group Show: Nuevo Leon House of Culture, Monterrey, Mexico, “VI Regional Biennial of Young Artists 2003-2004”, 09.12.2004 Group Show: Fine Arts Regional Center of Holguin, Holguin, Cuba, “II International Visual Arts Exhibit and Colloquium : Electa Arenal”, 17.11.2004 Group Show: Raul Rangel Frias Universitary Library, Monterrey, Mexico, “Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon Third Review of Plastic Arts”, 25.05.2004 Group Show: Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Fine Arts Faculty Exhibit, Madrid, Spain, “Heterogenea”, 12.12.2003 Group Show: Loyola Cultural Center of Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico, “Caras Vemos”, 06.03.2002 Group Show: Epacios Galeria Cafe, Monterrey, Mexico, “Uno.Doce”, 31.05.2001 Public & Private Collections Fine Arts Regional Center of Holguin, Holguin, Cuba. Karime Zamora, Monterrey, Mexico. Patricia Casado, Madrid, Spain. Work Experience 2004 - Until now Web Designer. IT Department . Editora El Sol, El Norte Press & Newspaper. Monterrey, Mexico. 2000 - 2003 Web Designer. Interactive Contents & Multimedia. Terra Networks Mexico. Monterrey, Mexico. 2000 - Web Designer. E-commerce Division. Antar Soluciones. Monterrey, Mexico.
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