Juan Pablo Miño

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Lo­ca­tion: Ar­gentina

Web: www.um­bral4kum4.tum­blr.com

Email: lo­brega616@gmail.com

ME­DIA: Pho­to­shop

Juan places as much value on mean­ing as he does on medium. His art – dig­i­tal and tra­di­tional – spans comic art, il­lus­tra­tion, char­ac­ter and graphic de­sign. “The con­tent of a work is im­por­tant to me,” says the Ar­gen­tine artist who writes un­der the name 4kum4, “the signs and sym­bols. More so than tech­ni­cal as­pects.

“I like dark things. I like to re­flect on the hu­man con­di­tion and how it will change in the fu­ture, analysing is­sues of con­tem­po­rary phi­los­o­phy such as tran­shu­man­ism and post-hu­man­ism, which in­spire my sto­ries and char­ac­ters.”

1 Ed­loeiske lem­nis­cata

“This paint­ing is based on a strange story I heard at school. A stu­dent lit­er­ary club be­came fas­ci­nated by an an­cient book of as­tron­omy. Shortly af­ter dis­cov­er­ing the book, mem­bers be­gan dis­ap­pear­ing overnight. The only clue: the word lem­nis­cate, writ­ten on a ta­ble. Maybe it was just a ru­mour…”

2 Crapi­cel

“Crapi­cel roams an in­fi­nite space. Her synap­tic ma­trix is the only clue that she’s a cre­ation of ar­ti­fi­cial in­tel­li­gence.”

3 No ti­tle

“I don’t wish to com­ment on this piece. I like the idea that there’s an air of mys­tery sur­round­ing it.”

4 Ku­cara

“Strange crea­tures roam the lower lev­els of an an­cient world. The chaos caused by the third cri­sis, cou­pled with the un­con­trolled pol­lu­tion and ge­netic ma­nip­u­la­tion, re­sulted in the sub­di­vi­sion of the hu­man race.”

“Juan is able to cre­ate a pal­pa­ble mood through the use of in­ter­est­ing brush strokes. The vis­age of the crea­ture in his Ed­loeiske Lem­nis­cata im­age is only loosely de­fined, yet the end re­sult dom­i­nates the dis­turb­ing art­work.”

Gary Evans,

Staff Writer

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