Hyper- focus stems from the convergence of his research in Eastern philosophy, meditation, mandalas and the photographic medium. Struck by the similarities between archetypal images of mandalas and the focus reference cards used to calibrate camera lenses, the work explores the connection between mechanical and inner focus and the possibility of healing through art. With the strong belief that problems in today’s society are due to a lack of interrogation of the inner self, Mena creates and appropriates symbols and images to stimulate the viewer.
The gallery is transformed into a path to enlightenment, where Mena’s works guide the visitor towards spiritual development and meditation. By creating his own version, Mena wants to connect to `mandalas’ symbolic power of unity, harmony and inner reflexion.
- Michella Trovato Giancardino.