My current work explores the potential of virtual media to create a space where imagery from memory, history, and the imagination, can be experienced with nearly tangible presence. For the past decade I have produced projects merging a figurative approach, based on my background in painting and photography, with technology based forms of presentation and interaction. I am interested in creating a hybrid experience where the virtual coexists with the physical world, working with an expanded definition of authentic experience.
In current projects, I draw from traditional approaches to image making, photography, computer-generated imagery, and Augmented Reality, to produce images that blur the line between depiction and illusion, and installations where the virtual and the physical can be experienced simultaneously.
Paulo Majano is an artist working in Vancouver, Canada. Born in El Salvador, he holds a Masters degree from The University of British Columbia, and is an Augmented Reality Developer. For the past decade he has produced exhibitions and projects merging a figurative approach, based on his background in painting and photography, with technology based forms of presentation and interaction. His current interested is on themes investigating the synthesis of real and imagined spaces, visualization of imagery from memory and the imagination, and the individual's subjective use of public spaces. Current projects focus on creating hybrid experiences blurring the line between the virtual and the physical.
Paulo Majano has received awards for art produced in a range of media including the E. Greenshield Award for figurative painting, the Vancouver Foundation VADA Award, and Canada Council Creation/Production Grants for Photography and Video Projects. His virtual sculpture project seductiveGROTESQUE was part of Inside AR (Augmented Reality) Conference, Munich Germany, in 2013.
Recent Media Projects
2013 Inside AR Conference. Munich, Germany.
seductive GROTESQUE Virtual Sculpture Project. 2nd Place in "Work of ARt", International Augmented Reality Art Competition.
2012 Evergreen Art Gallery. Coquitlam, BC.
“Drawing: Expanded Medium" Exhibition
2009 Michael Bjornson Gallery “The Valley”. Vancouver, BC.
2009 FRONT Magazine “The Valley” Artist Project and Essay, Volume XX, Number 3, May-June 2009