By Javier Arizabalo, Spain.
Is the couple in love? Have they just been in a quarrel?
Javier Arizabalo’s Connection is not a novel, philosophical treatise, or a manifesto – sweeping grand statements are not Javier’s style. Instead, in this deceptively simple IBEX Masterpiece, he connects the classic experience with today’s world: an idealism with contemporary resources and mise-en-scène. On making his Masterpiece, Javier states: “I dare say that my painting has irreversibly changed: my technical standards are as high as ever, if not higher, but my conceptual depth and boldness have grown. This feels like a watershed event in my artistic life.”