MODOS DE VER / Ways of Seeing

In Fabrizio Arrieta’s Solo Show Modos de Ver (“Ways of Seeing”), an obvious allusion to the BBC’s 1972 television series and published book by art critic John Berger, Arrieta is an spectator who reinterprets and appropriates himself of iconic works through the history of art and modernity. Using sculpture as a medium, and studying and revising its principles in order to exercise upon them, Arrieta traces a time- line from Michelangelo’s masterpiece, David, unto the pioneer of modernism, Brancusi, to the ab- solute destruction of the Rietveld’s “Red and Blue Chair”, then unto the use of Lucio Fontana’s Spa- tialism and culminating – from a chronological perspective – with the minimalism of Carl Andre. It is in his search for the distortion and root of the form, Arrieta discovers a three-dimensional language.