Mayorga’s artistic production instrumentalizes the horror film genre in order to examine his own personal encounters with the paranormal, investigating the tension between what he sees as an almost demonic possession experienced in his teenage days in Mexico, and the absurdity of such an event within the parameters of our material world.
Mayorga uses strategies of experimental cinema such as fragmented narrative and rhythmic disruptions to create an uncanny atmosphere, producing mis-interpetations and unexpected readings of the work, leading the viewers to subjective inquiry into the limits of perception, and what might lie behind our conventions of ‘horror’.
For his fascination with the occult and main-stream media strategies, the German curator Justin Hoffmann defined his work as “Pop-Romantik”. Mayorga’s work has been exhibited in cities like London, Berlin or Prague, and in countries like France, Germany, Poland, Switzerland, Brazil and Mexico.
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VIDEO: E.S. Mayorga