Ariza vs. MaquinitaIllustration // Tuesday, 16 Jul 2013
Andres Ariza is an artist who operates under a split persona of sorts. Ariza, the so-called "normal" half of this artist persona, is "a quiety guy who is a fan of arts, videogames and films." "Maquinita," on the other hand, is the 'machine' behind Ariza's artist-half--dedicated and responsible with his projects, an obsessive doodler, a productive and passionate visionary. Ariza's work reveals some of his loves and interests through the spectacular visuals of Maquinita's mind. Ariza says that his quiet half is "always trying to escape from the normal world because he vainly believes that he belongs to something beyond normal," and he seems to have found that outlet through Maquinita's artwork. We sure have.