Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Tom Chambers's Mexican reveries

An enchanting journey in the Mexican countryside with "Dreaming in Reverse," a beautiful series of photomontages by American artist Tom Chambers. Sensing that little time remains to photograph the beauty of Mexico, Chambers have created this series to express both his concern for cultural loss, as well as his appreciation for the inherent loveliness of Mexican life. Employing magic realism, an art genre used in the early twentieth century in Mexico, Chambers has attempted to create images of Mexico which seem true and believable, but also perhaps improbable.

Thanks to technology and digital manipulations, Chamber's photomontages of surreal imagery folded into rural Mexican scenes become persuasive dreamscapes.
"Dreaming in Reverse" soaks up the evocative richness of painterly light and color, expressing both appreciation for the beauty of the reality in the settings, and the possibilities of nudging into some "magical place."

Glass Flower

Presumptuous Guests

Afternoon with Octavio

Visions of Clemencia

Seabird Mimicry

Two Chairs

Tethered Aviator

Caging the Songbird

Stuck In The Key of C

Ring of Fire


"Dreaming in Reverse" is currently on view at the Wall Space Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA
All images, courtesy of Tom Chambers

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you for sharing Tom Chambers' beautiful pictures! :-)


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