Judas Arrieta (Hondarribia, 1971) uses quotes and fragments for his paintings on canvas, murals or toys, the latter functioning as an object medium of the creator’s artistic and life concept.
Arrieta’s different cultural and emotional references are repeated on the medium within a balanced, chaotic mosaic in which icons coexist without any hierarchy, referencing thousands of stories,
texts and images of a global time and culture.
Bedroom in Arles, the work created for Grey Flag, retains the title of the painting by Van Gogh. It simultaneously assembles and sets up visual and
textual references to movies and science fiction and western series over the thick, bare strokes of the main motif, which has been obtained from a child’s colouring-in card.
The work explicitly refers to critical thought about artistic practice, distancing itself from the discourse that indicates the value of art by using the parameters of aesthetic discourse, genius
and authenticity in order to focus on exchange and dialogue and the social, life and everyday application of public encounter.