Leo Eguiarte is a Los Angeles based artist, who’s work mainly deals with elements of the unknown and how the human consciousness processes these experiences and everyday situations. As Leo mentions, “symbolism is the most profound variable in an image making process. My aesthetics are guided by a combination of various painting styles, pop culture, and childhood influences.” There’s something that’s not quite right, in a good way, about Leo’s Holographic Conjuration. These pieces of art are very layered, much more so than they might perceive to be at a quick first glance. Strong elements of spiritualism, as well as calls towards things like The Illuminati and Hiawatha can be seen if you look close enough. I really like that. Sometimes, it’s good when art makes you feel uncomfortable on a guttural level. It’s like it touches a part of your soul that your conscious self doesn’t know you have, but has been engrained in you being since the beginning of time. Maybe good art should make you want to look over your shoulder to make sure no one’s there watching you as you look?
I won’t blame you for looking over yours as you check out Leo’s 2014 Holographic Conjuration.