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Artist Statement

Science Fiction expresses, perhaps more than any other genre of literature, the impulse to GO BEYOND: this earth, this prevailing scenario, this very body. It thereby also expresses a fundamental despair with these same things. As the character of Gibarian says in the 2002 film “Solaris”: “We take off into the cosmos, ready for anything – solitude, hardship, exhaustion, death. We’re proud of ourselves. But when you think about it, our enthusiasm’s a sham. We don’t want other worlds; we want mirrors.” Science Fiction is a romance with a mirror, and my intention is to capture an abstract representation of various states of mind and soul – what it means to be human – through our objectifying projections onto the cosmos around us. May the interrogation of the outer darkness assist in our interrogation of the inner.

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About the Artist

Michael Theophan Lujan is an artist, graphic designer and web developer living on the west side of Los Angeles.

Credits

  • Part of a group show “Wondrous Orthodox Arts Happening (WOAH),” at the Loft 2 Gallery, San Pedro, CA, Spring 2014.
  • Solo show at the Loft 2 Gallery, February 2013.
  • Two-page “Merit Award” feature in Summer 2006 Special Issue of Black and White Magazine.
  • Solo show at the Back Alley Gallery, Oracle, AZ, 2007.
  • Solo show at Black Rose Caffe, Tucson, AZ, 2007.
  • Solo show of photographic artwork at Borders Books & Music, Memphis, TN 2005.
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