Marcos Minuchin carefully composed tableaux are staged in these incredibly detailed and specially build (by him) sets; or set scenes in beautiful locations using figurines— action figures, dolls, toys—in the company of meticulously detailed accessories and plastic props.
There's more to this story than what you see in this shot - "Hong Kong"- it required an 18 hours flight (one of the longest air routes in the world), 5 am wake-up-call early, avoiding the flow of morning joggers and 48 hours locked down in the hotel because of Typhoon Vicente.
In discussing his work, Marcos says, "Everything is slightly warped, so that even on the tenth or twentieth viewing it continues to intrigue. The story is never finished."
He began exhibiting his personal work 6 years ago in galleries and art shows in New York. where he now resides.
Nowadays he spends most of his time on the road, excitedly creating fascinating new images or showing his current body of work, overall keeping up a very busy schedule.
Today his award-winning work is held in commercial and private collections in Canada, Hong Kong, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, England, Sweden and throughout the Unites States of America.
My art is a world of allegories, metaphors and multifaceted associations. This can look like sometimes absurd, strange & surreal, but these worlds are made out of memories, moments, images dated from my childhood. In the same piece different emotions coexist side by side, "today's eyes" might see: political or social statement, cruelty or despair, but "yesterday's eyes" will see irony, joy, hope & happiness. The use of dolls & action figures as communicators, ease the way into "adult" issues & topics that are really important to us today, then adding a pinch of irony always helps. My work is often provocative and at the same time dramatic. Often his characters, full of tragedy and loneliness, serve as guides, taking the spectators into the infinite and mysterious worlds. His work display scenes that are simple, some other are more complex, the perfect way to summaries his work a reflection of life. I don't like to impose my point of view on the spectator. I only slightly open a door to a wonderland that everyone of us had been. There you will find something of your own. My art is all about that memory, that moment in time that lives for ever in us and that moment makes my 2D art become 4D.
“Each one of my pictures is a scene. The background, props, clothes, hairstyles, the grime, and of course the attitudes themselves – gestures, facial expressions – add layers to the stories."