Fabrizio Arrieta

Fabrizio Arrieta (b. 1982, Costa Rica) understands personal identity as an unstable value transmitted by many factors that reveal the impact of mass media in the construction, metamorphosis, and control of our own identity. As a starting point, Arrieta uses everyday images from fashion magazines and other social media. These are, to some extent, the reflection of our times: how we act and relate to each other thanks to the internet and its effects on aesthetics, culture, and society. Arrieta wholly appropriates these images and their human forms to modify, tear, distort, scratch, darken, corrupt, and splinter them in order to create new references that lead us to generate more questions, instead of giving us an answer.