MOON IN AQUARIUS
Night has long since fallen and I find myself at my computer, typing. Moonlight streams in through the window, dimly illuminating the room… on the table is some leftover pizza that will probably become my dinner. The algorithm leads me through a playlist on Spotify and a song plays that I can’t identify, but I like. The sound floods the room.
In this space an encounter takes place that is difficult to describe: the dim light reflected by the rocky satellite violently meets the electric light emitted by the screen. The former envelops me, while the cold, electric glow is projected onto my face, depriving me of sleep.
I look at the clock on the desk. It’s 02:03 in the morning. I’ll probably have a hard time sleeping tonight, trapped in my own thoughts. I know nothing about astrology, but a quick google search leads me to a horoscope alley where I have no choice but to identify with what I discover there.
Como Luna de Acuario, eres un pensador profundo — tanto que tiendes a perderte en tus pensamientos.
It is easy for me, at this moment, to see myself reflected in the new paintings that Imon Boy presents in his first exhibition at L21 Gallery, “Moon in Aquarius”, where we can see a series of solitary characters immersed in their deepest nocturnal reflections. “Balcony” or “Storm” show how the light of the mobile phone screen, artificially illuminating the rounded contours of his characters, eclipses the light of a full moon, which remains in the background.
In Imon Boy’s work it is common to find direct allusions to the uncertain world of technology, video games, the internet and graffiti culture. But, at the same time, the open narrative of his paintings invites the viewer to complete the stories with their own experiences. After all, who cannot see themselves reflected in those characters waiting for a call late at night or looking at the horizon absorbed in their own thoughts?