My work examines the overproduction of images, pop culture and the sociopolitical impact of the mass media. Through an exploration of the multiple visibilities that result from social media, I document events, the outcome of social interactions with new tools and technologies, which I later incorporate into my artistic practice.
The end result is an organic and intuitive process of digital manipulations. Through the intersection of different techniques such as documentary and experimental photography, video, sculpture and installation, I create two dimensional and sculptural works that can at times be ephemeral in nature.
Reconfiguring visual poetics, I document everyday situations that I rework into visual testimonies that reflect on the impact of our consumer societies, their new forms of social representation and their creation of an atmosphere of loss of privacy and constant surveillance.
– Julio M. Romero, 2016