Mauricio Alejo transforms everyday objects into works of art
Mexican photographer Mauricio Alejo has collected for 16 years images of everyday objects inserted in unusual contexts.
Everything can have different meanings depending on the point of view from which we look at it.
Even the simplest and the most obvious can change if decontextualized and deprived of its main characteristics.
The entire work of Mexican photographer Mauricio Alejo is based on this concept.
For 16 years, he has photographed everyday objects with the aim of transforming them into something different, disturbing and unnatural for the viewer.
Using the apartments in which he has lived as a background to his work, the pictures he takes are a collection of his personal memories that cast doubt on dogmatic opinions on space and meaning by creating unusual narratives with objects that are not fascinating but that become interesting in their randomness and absurdity.
“I hope to bring the items into a new narrative which doesn’t obey their functionality.”