I believe that art has the power to transmute the horrors and troubles of one’s life into something beautiful and subtle yet remaining powerful. I believe art is an ontological process every human being should experience. I believe that the greatest gift from God to mankind was giving us the ability to create, creating art is a very ludic experience to feel a spiritual connection with the greatest artist of all-God. The power of art is greater than the belief that some art is better than other kinds. It’s not the visual manifestation of the artist what’s most beautiful, the truly beauty of art remains hidden, not visible to the naked eye, this secret it’s only revealed once you start sacrificing so much into creating, into the becoming of an artista All art is great, not only the master pieces or the known master painters, these are only media products brought to attention by the status quo. As a Post Pop artist, I believe appropriation it’s a way of honoring those who were before us anda managed to inspire us. It’s overlaying creativity on top of something that’s relatable to all or most humankind. There’s no piracy in art. It’s fair use. My pieces are a reflection of myself, of my attitude regarding my circumstances. They are a mirror of my inner child –the one that doesn’t mind criticism, rejection, or disapproval. I paint confidently and without fear. -NEON
Neon Caron (Mexico City, 1984) studied Digital Media in Centro after a successful career as an entrepreneur. He started his work as a self-taught artist in 2011, and has experimented with painting and the plastic languages of urban art such as graffiti and stencil. Caron’s studies in Digital Media influenced his artistic practice, urging him to explore new forms of communication like Augmented Reality. An app he created and developed that accompanies the majority of his pieces, placing his work in a new horizon where painting and technology meet. After two years of development, the approval of the app by Apple was attained, making the Augmented Reality app downloadable and free at the App Store and Google Apps. Among his exhibits are multiple participations in the Ethos Salon and solo exhibits such as No todo es lo que parece (Not Everything is What it Seems) and Volvernos Virales (To Become Viral). He has made several interventions in public places as part of the project Chilangos Chingones in the Chapultepec Forest and in private spaces such as the Malaquita Terrace in Mexico City. Neon’s work has reached places like Miami as part of the Mex/Art project at the Be/Art Gallery and at Art House Holland in Leiderdrop, Holland where he completed a residency program.