Using Muybridge’s photographic experiment (which contributed to the creation of film) as a starting point, Mario Arroyave constructs sequences of images, captured at controlled intervals of time, and inserts them in a fixed photographed space. This creates the notion of temporality, where the actors wander in a contradictory state of static time.

Unlike Muybridge’s photograms, which reproduce themselves one after the other creating the illusion of movement, Arroyave seeks to collapse his sequence of images within a static image, composing a narrative of space, and at the same time an expansion of it generated by the inclusion of people and a series of photograms that emulate being one.

Through Mario Arroyave’s photographs it is possible to understand the concept of temporal dimension, how the world is immersed in it and how simple life’s actions become important when we record them in photographs and keep them as visual documents.

In this manner the artist constructs timelines of real life events, creating an impossible, which in turn demonstrates the futility of the moment and of how objects and human beings mutate within it.


Mario Arroyave studied film in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Advertising in Bogota, Colombia, and Systems Engineering in Costa Rica. This eclectic career has given him the tools to develop an ouvre that oscillates between the scientific and the cinematographic, between the artistic and the technological. He has participated in several Group Shows and Art Fairs with BEA and has had numerous Solo Shows throughout his career

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