Mixed-Media Collages by Mexican artist Pepe Moscoso
Uncovering dreams is a collection of collage pieces which are retrospectives of dreams that may involve childhood memories or a recollection of past moments.
Every new collection of artworks is like a new chapter in the journey of the artists. We internalize and reflect on those memories that we lived through in the past, things that we desire to experience or express, and also dreams that we would like to bring alive or we would like to create.
Nostalgia is an important part of my artwork, it helps me to unite my sense of self, and understand my identity over time. We change constantly, we change in incredible ways. Nostalgia, by motivating us to remember the past in our own life, helps us to unite us to our authentic self and remind us who we have been and then compare that to who we feel we are today.
My photo-collages give me a sense of who I want to be down the road in the future, how I want to keep playing with my inner child, and how some stories from the past reveal the answer to present situations.
We are all collectors of the past, and that connects us to other people and unifies us as part of a culture or a community. I am not from here or there, because I have arrived at a point where I have been living out of my country, Mexico, for so long that I have become a world citizen. When I am taking photos of these abandoned places or the “Americana”, I feel that I belong here because I am capturing a moment that now belongs to me and it's going to be part of my new collection of art.