Mario Arroyave | Kaizen
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The apparent statism of solid forms creates an illusion of rigidity in existence. This illusion reinforces the human tendency to define the visible, define the perceptible to consolidate it within a category. Our propensity for labeling our environment, generates a sum of characteristics that add a burden and a weight to the form, addressing the same imprisonment of it. The social conventions in which we are immersed, lead us to a continuous self-determination of our being, which little by little we mold ourselves as sculptures that finally solidify and take a definitive form. This is the way to turn it into a last moment that hinders our movement within the ephemeral of existence. Rigidity, product of a macroscopic appreciation of the world, at the same time synthesizing it and carrying it out at the subatomic level, shows us that everything is in continuous vibration, in continuous mutation.


For this series Arroyave built an underwater study by covering an olympic swimming pool with black fabrics. He then mounted a dome composed entirely of colored silks and veils above the surface to eliminate any sky-light and generate a mirror effect. In each photograph, Arroyave captures the transformation of the silk sculpture, resulting in brilliant compositions of undulating color that create dynamic rhythms of their own.

Timeline – Kaizen 1  2016, 90 x 90 cm    Edition of 5

Timeline – Kaizen 5  2016, 110 x 180 cm    Edition of 5

Timeline – Kaizen 7  2016, 120 x 120 cm    Edition of 5

Timeline – Kaizen 10  2016, 90 x 90 cm    Edition of 5

Timeline – Kaizen 3  2016, 80 x 190 cm    Edition of 5

Timeline – Kaizen 2  2016, 190 x 80 cm    Edition of 5

Timeline – Kaizen 13  2016, 100 x 100 cm    Edition of 5

Timeline – Kaizen 4  2016, 180 x 160 cm    Edition of 5