LUIS TOLEDO

Luis Toledo is an illustrator from Spain, who masterfully mixed photography with spiritual digital manipulation. His work is psychedelically intricate. He is a prime example of the difference between traditional art of the past and contemporary digital art and how the two can appear similar.

Life, identity, reality, status quo, intention and purpose : Luis Toledo, from a very young age, started exploring the inquisitive reality, analyzing the hidden meaning of every image, dissecting the mystery of beauty. That´s how, as a meticulous collector, he would gather grain by grain, illustrations, textures, and fragments from where he created and built his images. Tangled, powerful and ethereal, each work gathers deep meanings. In the digital collage, he finds his favorite discipline, which lets him put together in a more effective way, each atom of color to create a vast universe.

Death, spirituality, necessity, beginning and end : Death is just one more step in which we abandon the skin to continue our existence with another form. The other side becomes visible, evident, melted with the reality from which was never separated. Skulls, skeletons, insects, fungus, bodies with no face and solitaries expressions, abstract and geometric forms, all in an unmaterialized arsenal.

Time, past, present and future and eternity : The definitive illusion follows its path in a clock-time rhythm. This is an idea that is developed in each of his work, with fraction complexity inviting the spectator to stop and appreciate with care each detail. An attention call for the consumer society, and even more, for the constant images designed to use ans throw. Something that the author calls out : “ hurry kills”. The brief instant becomes the key of eternity.

Luis Toldeo transports us into a un-timed territory; and in here, present, past and future mix in a symbolic reality.

‘Nuevo Orden Mundial’ – Digital collage – 100x70cm – £POA
‘Noche de Verano’ – Digital collage – 100x70cm – £POA
‘Altar Mayor’ – Digital collage – 100x70cm – £POA
‘Megamundo’ – Digital collage – 120x50cm – £POA