The earth was flat as is the canvas of a painting. The subject is solid, according to a social agreement. Gravity works without being seen. The stories are polished with time, they bring out the victories, thread the story from one imaginary place to another. Illusion ends in reality and this, already digested, serves as a springboard to a new fiction. The earth was flat, inhabited with its own natural laws, pleasures, discords and conflicts, without time or place.
In his works, Fabrizio Arrieta seeks to reveal the impact of the media on our personal character, understanding identity as an unstable value transmitted by many factors. As a starting point, Arrieta uses everyday images that come from fashion magazines and other social media. These are, to some extent, reflections of our times: how to act and how we relate to each other thanks to the Internet and its effects on aesthetics, culture and society.
His images occur within a field of fiction with their own natural laws, pleasures, discords and conflicts, without time or place. Characters, structures of form and thought are built and related to each other through assumptions, strategies of assimilation and interpretation, construction, information and materialization. Planning a question based on a supposed mistake, Arrieta plays with fiction as the determining role in the creation of his reality and with it, replaces the missing data to give meaning to the unknown.
In a limbo between abstraction and figurativism, his paintings renounce the idea of totality. This is evident by its defragmented use of the image, and the means involved in the process of cutting, drawing, painting and editing. In this way, Arrieta offers the viewer some clues about his exploration of painting and its connections with the history of art.
That land existed only by thought... it was truly flat.