Much of my work is very closely linked to the concept of island and its relationship to the periphery. The voyage, in all its stages: departure itinerary or arrival condenses a strong aspect of the immigrant experience. Dualities like loss and hunting, beginning and end, meeting and parting, are key points from which I construct stories.
I take on the issue of migration not only from the insular condition, but with a more universal approach and relate it to current issues such as communication and uprooting caused by the disappointments and loss of expectations in contemporary society.
I find myself more attached to the concept so I approach it through different media: painting, photography, video, installation and new media.
Aluan Argüelles was born in 1982. He has been artist in residency at Museo Internazionale di Arte Contemporanea Dynamica, Macerata in Italy in 2011. and at Vermont Studio Center in Vermont, USA in 2009. He received an scholarship from the Royal University College of Fine Arts, Stockholm, Sweden. Argüelles works are part of the permanent collections of Dynamic Museo Internazionale di Arte Contemporanea, Tolentino, Italy; Ms. Terry Dudnick Taffer, USA; Ms. Emily Milroy, USA; Ms. Fritzie Paine, USA; Ms. Lydia Cardenas, France; International Journal ARTEFACTO, Caracas, Venezuela; CdeCuba Magazine, Spain; Art OnCuba, Miami, USA; and other collections in Mexico, Belgium and Sweden.