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Carlos Luna James, aka MGOGLKTKO, is a multimedia artist who uses science fiction and fantasy to explore the nuances of perception of virtual and physical space through art and technology. By merging sculpture, video projection, animation, and sound, his unending storytelling creates immersive experiences. The artist wants us to consciously let go of what we perceive as reality and in that state of trance he opens an opportunity to connect to other possible parallel reality.

Interested in realms of reality and simulation, fascinated by alter states of consciousness such as dreaming, trance, hypnosis, meditation, and the effects of psychedelic drugs, Carlos uses these transcendental experiences as inspiration for his work. In it, he explores cultural diversity and subsequent hybridization as a fertile soil for cultivating positive human emotions, such as kindness and empathy, and sees the ability to migrate whether in reality or simulation as an opportunity to explore visions of utopian worlds. 

Incorporating digital screens, projectors, video mapping, laser cutting, and 3D printing in his creative process, the artist combines traditional workmanship techniques with technology and creative innovation, executing every detail with architectural precision.

MGOGLKTKO (pronounced ma’go gala’ktiko, means Galactic Wizard in English) is the artist’s alter ego, a fictional nomadic character from light-years away, a spiritual shaman who was able to connect with the Higher Consciousness, travel through multi-dimensional portals and become a human hybrid capable to morph into beasts with superpower. Through his journey he connected with an ancient civilization named “The Cosmic Beasts”, a group with similar goals and unique superpowers. They formed “The New Alliance”–a social movement that strives to share and promote empathy, love, and happiness to human civilization. Together they share a virtual world named Xama-Totek, a true ecosystem where empathy, love, and consciousness are used to create what is called the “Universal Language”, a way to live all as one. Through his work, MGOGLKTKO invites others to join the movement. His evocative fusion of hybrid entities, introspective narratives, and sophisticated environments make his experience our extended reality.

COSMIC BEAST | Mintaka
Mintaka, who symbolizes Peace & Love, is an ancient creature from a parallel universe, a star over a thousand light years from the Sun. It possesses the power of mind manipulation. This phantasmagorical creature is part of the “Cosmic Beasts” and a member of “The New Alliance”, a social movement that wants to bring empathy, love, and happiness to the world of humans. His mission is to spread the message of love. By using his mental powers and the ability to hack human memory, he updates our stored data to detox it from the bad memories. Look into Mintaka’s hypnotizing eyes, and let him transport you to an altered state of mind connected to a higher spiritual dimension, and be cured from any fears that hold you back. TECHNICAL DESCRIPTION Digital & Mixed Media Installation. Equipment: 1080p Projectors, LED/LCD Screens Hardware: Mini Mad Software: MAD Mapper, C4D, After Effects, Audition. Media Format: MOV file (H.264), aspect ratio 16: 9, audio: stereo, color; iMac, projector, speaker, media player. Technique: 3D Animation, VFX, Sound Design, Laser Cut, 3D Print, 3D Glasses. Materials: MDF Wood & ABS Thermoplastic, Spray Paint Sculpture Dimension: 4.5’ Height x 4’ Width x 5” Depth
COSMIC BEAST | Pistol Star
Pistol Star, who symbolizes Long Life & Prosperity, is an ancient creature form a hyper-giant star approximately 25,000 light years from Earth. These mighty electro-jaguar is part of the “Cosmic Beasts” and a member of “The New Alliance”, a social movement that helps promote empathy, love, and happiness in the world of humankind. His wearable smart shades scan people for viruses, which often lead to depression or anxiety. Pistol Star’s anti-virus scanner is designed in a way that, when you look in his shades, immediately a tunnel encapsulates you and slowly takes you to other dimensions, full of true colors and psychedelic shapes. More often you go to happy places, but all depends on where you currently are in your mental state. Be aware! TECHNICAL DESCRIPTION Digital & Mixed Media Installation. Equipment: 1080p Projectors, LED/LCD Screens Hardware: Mini Mad Software: MAD Mapper, C4D, After Effects, Audition. Media Format: MOV file (H.264), aspect ratio 16: 9, audio: stereo, color; iMac, projector, speaker, media player. Technique: 3D Animation, VFX, Sound Design, Laser Cut, 3D Print, 3D Glasses. Materials: MDF Wood & ABS Thermoplastic, Spray Paint Sculpture Dimension: 4.5’ Height x 4’ Width x 5” Depth
COSMIC BEAST | Arturus
Arkturus, “Oki-Oki”, is from the fourth-brightest star in the night sky and the brightest in the northern celestial hemisphere. Arkturus is part of the “Cosmic Beasts” and a member of “The New Alliance”, a social movement that helps integrate empathy, love, and happiness into the world of humans. By the power to hack into the human operating system, Arkturus transfers radiation of positivity and energy of optimism through his flashing colorful hypnotic eyes and natural electro-rhythmic sound waves that help you, in the sanctuary of your interior, to conquer your fears. TECHNICAL DESCRIPTION Digital & Mixed Media Installation. Equipment: 1080p Projectors, LED/LCD Screens Hardware: Mini Mad Software: MAD Mapper, C4D, After Effects, Audition. Media Format: MOV file (H.264), aspect ratio 16: 9, audio: stereo, color; iMac, projector, speaker, media player. Technique: 3D Animation, VFX, Sound Design, Laser Cut, 3D Print, 3D Glasses. Materials: MDF Wood & ABS Thermoplastic, Spray Paint Sculpture Dimension: 4.5’ Height x 4’ Width x 5” Depth
COSMIC BEAST | Ikal
Ikal, nicknamed “Spirit”, is a mystical hairy beast, who through rituals and meditation can take you to other dimensions connected with the virtual universe. These fluffy creature is part of the “Cosmic Beasts” and a member of “The New Alliance”, a social movement that helps promote empathy, love, and happiness in the world of humankind. Ikal possesses the power of healing through electrochemical meditation–a technique developed by ancient creatures million light-years away. It is used to connect you with multidimensional realities so that you can explore alternate possibilities and find the true happiness. TECHNICAL DESCRIPTION Digital & Mixed Media Installation. Equipment: 1080p Projectors, LED/LCD Screens Hardware: Mini Mad Software: MAD Mapper, C4D, After Effects, Audition. Media Format: MOV file (H.264), aspect ratio 16: 9, audio: stereo, color; iMac, projector, speaker, media player. Technique: 3D Animation, VFX, Sound Design, Laser Cut, 3D Print, 3D Glasses. Materials: MDF Wood & ABS Thermoplastic, Spray Paint Sculpture Dimension: 4.5’ Height x 4’ Width x 5” Depth
METATRON
Shamanic Spiritual System with the power of mind anti-virus and the energy of the dreamtime. Host the key for creation, radiates healing energy to help raise your awareness & understanding of life, the hexagon represents the flower of life, the most powerful healing symbol, it creates the perfect balance in every individual inner self. By doing a focal meditation focusing on the hexagon, your mind will connect with higher consciousness and the nature of the universe. TECHNICAL DESCRIPTION Digital & Mixed Media Wall Sculpture. Equipment: 4K Projector Hardware: Mini Mad Media Format: 3 Dimensional Object Technique: Laser Cut, 3D Animation, VFX, Sound Design, 3D projection mapping. Materials: Airbrush, Acrylics, Spray Paint, Projector, MDF Wood. Dimension: 5’ Height x 5’ Width x 3” Depth.
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Carlos Luna James aka MGOGLKTKO
Digital & Mixed Media Installation artist | Currently lives and works in LA

Carlos Luna James is a designer and a multimedia artist whose practice ranges from art direction, animation, and motion graphics design for marketing of movies and television shows to creation of one-of-a-kind sculptural installations.

 

Born in 1979 in Ciudad Juarez, a wild and history-rich border town, Carlos later moved to Guadalajara, to pursue a degree in Design at one of Mexico’s most prestigious universities in that field, the Jesuit College (ITESO). While in school, he co-created a print magazine dedicated to designers, illustrators and artists. Within two years, they were already publishing in Vancouver, Barcelona, and Mexico.

In 2007, having set an ambitious goal of becoming an independent artist and having his own studio, Carlos moved to Los Angeles. After working as a graphic designer for a few years, he joined FOX Studios as a digital art director, focusing on the development and creative implementation of innovative strategies in digital design, animation, and motion graphics to deliver premium content through storytelling. His work list includes companies such as FOX, Universal, Disney, DreamWorks, Paramount, Sony, Relativity, TNT, and TBS among others.

Throughout the years, Carlos has continued working on developing his distinctive artistic style, mainly influenced by Japanese Anime, comic books and urban art. Geometric shapes and patterns along with bright acid colors of his characters could be categorized as Pop Folk, clearly bringing forth the essence of his Mexican heritage.

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