Maguel Ahliksander’s photo-collages are cosmopolitan, deriving equal influence from world mythology and the intricate mathematics of contemporary design. Ahliksander, a newcomer to the art world, creates works that contain a wild energy, the result of years of experience building up without any outlet. These montages combine photographs from the artist's world travels with intense photo manipulation and a polychromatic palette in an almost techno-primitive body of work. As opposed to other digital artists, Ahliksander chooses not to drastically obscure his source material. Rather, he curates his work to produce naturalistic tapestries and textures even while using current technology.
Beyond the symbolism and compositional attention to detail, Ahliksander’s work relies on repetition and mirroring effects to highlight the creative process. This arrangement begs comparison to traditional means of production as well as its digital and mechanical counterparts, in which textures that mimic woven cloth and traditional patterns are layered over each other. The decision to release limited editions of these prints likewise echoes the ephemeral nature of his art, in which even digital immortality is recontextualized as a finite commodity.