Le Laboratoire presents Fuego Nuevo the 4th solo exhibition of Enrique Rosas.
The exhibition Fuego Nuevo by Enrique Rosas is an invitation to explore the essence of the human being in a world marked by polarization and growing hypertechnologization. At the heart of this exhibition is the powerful metaphor of the "New Fire Ceremony" of the ancient Mexica, known as “Xiuhmolpilli". This ancient ceremony was celebrated every 52 years in the Aztec calendar, marking the end of a cosmic cycle. and symbolizing the opportunity for a new beginning. Likewise, in the current context, we find ourselves at a crossroads in which we must face essential questions in more depth about our identity and purpose as human beings: Who are we? Where do we come from? Where are we going?
The Fuego Nuevo exhibition addresses these fundamental questions while reflecting on the concept of freedom, which was threatened during the pandemic and is now challenged by the growing presence of Artificial Intelligence (AI). ) in our lives. AI, in its massive use, has begun to invade areas that were previously considered exclusive to humans, such as artistic creation and acting, but it goes even further, it questions our own identity, individually, in the collective. This multidimensional exhibition invites us to explore our own inconsistencies and confront them consciously. From the most intimate and personal to the cultural myths that define us, Fuego Nuevo seeks the integration of the being through the coherent alignment of body, mind and spirit. It is a transformative experience that encompasses what we do, what we think and what we feel. Enrique Rosas uses three fundamental artistic disciplines: architecture, cinema and painting. These disciplines have been the plastic expression of his life at different stages and now serve as a vehicle to embody body, mind and heart in a new body of work. Through architecture, film, and painting, Rosas seeks to create a new language, a new art, and ultimately a new fire to illuminate our path in this ever-changing world. In "New Fire," points of view align coherently to produce that new language and the alchemical transformation of being. The exhibition offers viewers the opportunity to contemplate, reflect and participate in a journey that seeks to answer the essential questions of our existence in an increasingly complex and technologically advanced world. It is a call to introspection and personal reinvention in a constantly evolving world.
Enrique Rosas (Mexico City, 1972) Enrique Rosas embarks on a creative journey that intricately intertwines the tapestry of ancestral wisdom with the limitless horizons of technology. At the core of his artistic exploration lies the deep interaction between divergent realms and the promotion of connections between diverse disciplines and lived experiences. His body of work thrives on the union of apparent opposites, a dialogue between the observer and the observed, the individual and the collective, the organic and the man-made, the infinitesimal and the cosmic. This relentless search unfolds through the lens of semiotics, where a new language becomes both an interpreter and a generator of meaning. Within the human essence there exists a deep "hiatus" or "gap", a division that defines and drives us, born of our incessant longing to fill the void within our unconscious. The imagination, as our trusted guide, tirelessly forges paths to establish relationships with the mirror of the self. These connections are a dance of inexhaustible tension, a cyclical process that reveals the enigmatic essence shared between raw material and consciousness that originates in the same cosmic source. In Rosas's creative odyssey, the convergence of ancient wisdom and cutting-edge technology gives rise to a visual language that transcends interpretation, itself evolving into a powerful producer of meaning. It is in this liminal space where human experience and the ineffable mysteries of existence find their harmonious synthesis, inviting us to contemplate the intricate dance between what is known and what is yet to be discovered.
— Le Laboratoire