The masterpiece collection

CONNECTION

Javier Arizabalo

Oil on canvas       

217x162cm

2016-2018

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Is the couple in-love? Have they just been in a quarrel?

Javier Arizabalo’s Connection is not a novel, nor a philosophical treatise, nor a manifesto–sweeping grand statements are not Javier’s style. Rather, in this deceptively simple IBEX Masterpiece, he connects the classic experience with the world of today: 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.”