Javier Arizabalo was born in Saint-Jean-de-Luz, France, in 1965. He developed his talent alongside various artists from the Bidasoa region and at the Irun Academy of Drawing, before studying at the Faculty of Fine Arts of Leioa (1983-1988), where he graduated in Graphic Art. From 1989 to 2004, he worked as a graphic designer and made inroads in computer-generated photography and imaging, as well as lecturing at the Irun Academy of Painting and Drawing from 1997 to 2001. In 2006, he took up oil painting as an activity, working on photorealism and classical painting. Above all, his work showcases the human figure linked both to the concept of beauty and to the “reality” of specific people, with their evolution revealed in their imperfections or wrinkles.
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