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MAIA Contemporary presents 2 artists: Salvadorian Simón Vega and Greek artist based in Mexico Theo Michael. Both coming from very different backgrounds and cultures but connected with playful approaches to create artwork from a speculative fiction mindset.

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Theo Michael presents his latest series of drawings, sculptures, and mosaics. Mosaics echo excavated antiquities and are made of painted cardboard tiles. They display images inspired by microbial ecosystems while evoking ancient Greece, post-war abstraction, and graphic art in terms of physicality. The sculptures evoke excavation site where objects and debris of divergent provenance are presented …

Theo Michael presents his latest series of drawings, sculptures, and mosaics. Mosaics echo excavated antiquities and are made of painted cardboard tiles. They display images inspired by microbial ecosystems while evoking ancient Greece, post-war abstraction, and graphic art in terms of physicality. The sculptures evoke excavation site where objects and debris of divergent provenance are presented as equivalent. The works constitute a departure in terms of medium and style for Michael. However, his practice's underlying themes are surely there: Irreverence for cultural hierarchies and the …

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