In my work, new visual technologies transform the image and the color, a process that the Futurists did in their paintings at the beginning of the 20th century to express technically their fascination with the growth and technological acceleration of the modern world.
Through my work I explore my passion and fascination for emerging technologies and their effect on the contemporary world. Combining painting and color science with science fiction, history, mobile applications, augmented reality, virtual reality, artificial intelligence, nanotechnology, biotechnology and renewable energy, I create landscapes and places where technology allows me to dream and express illusions and fears about present and future. Recently, I have been researching the latest advances in exponential technologies with a global, regional, social and environmental impact, as they have inspired and empowered a growing number of people and entrepreneurs to generate positive change in the world, finding solutions to some of the greatest challenges and problems facing humanity.
Luis Merchan received his BFA from the Jorge Tadeo Lozano University in Bogotá, Colombia. He currently lives and works in Bogotá, Colombia and Coral Springs, FL in the USA. He is a member of the Singularity University Global Community, a Silicon Valley-based technology community supported by Google and NASA, which brings together and inspires leaders from around the world to promote and develop exponential technologies as tools that can solve humanity's great challenges. He has exhibited individually at the Espacio El Dorado gallery in Bogotá and within the framework of the first Ibero-American symposium on innovation, science and new technologies at the Nueva Granada Military University in Bogotá.