ARTIST BIOB. 1981 LIMA, PERU
Born in Lima, Peru, and based in Los Angeles, Alvaro Ilizarbe is a multi-disciplinary artist whose works interact with his daily surroundings. Using patterns, cypher, pre-Columbian linework, and the language of advertising, Ilizarbe creates works that explore the energy between things, forming multiple dialogues with space, place, and art. Immersed in his intricate landscape, Ilizarbe’s work often relates to architecture, completely altering it to offer the viewer a separate universe in which to exist - like stepping into the other side of a mirror.
CREATIVE INSPIRATIONIlizarbe contrasts the iconic warped Ape Head logo with angular line-work, with gridded graphic line-work hiding a message in plain sight, much like traditional camouflage. Each square is a letter of the English alphabet, re-interpreted to create an encrypted code.
MATERIALSIHL Ivory White Matt Paper
SIZE56cm X 56cm