Mario Arroyave – Water Sports Movements

The aesthetics of diverse water sports captured by Colombian artist and photographer Mario Arroyave.

Today I want to introduce you to Mario Arroyave and his photography-based artworks. The Colombian artist was born on August 25, 1983 in El Espinal. From 1999 to 2004, Mario Arroyave studied Systems Engineering at Ulatina University in Costa Rica. Later from 2004 to 2007, he studied Advertising at Jorge Tadeo Lozano University. Thereafter, he traveled to Buenos Aires where he studied Cinematography. From now on, photography and filmmaking became his primary fields of activity. Mario Arroyave’s work turns omnipresent realities into something fictional. He often uses repetition as a metaphor for time and space. By this means his images show movements that have been captured over a period of time in one single frame. The viewer gets to see an alternate reality.

Mario Arroyave loves to capture the unmistakable elegance and forceful movements of various sports. For this article I have selected some images, which show characteristic movements of various water sports. Movements that have been captured at different times create a coherent instant. Enjoy the selection below! If you want to see more of Mario Arroyave’s photographic artworks, do not hesitate and have a look at his website.

Divers II, 2013, giclee print on cotton paper. Photo montage by Mario Arroyave.
Divers II, 2013, giclee print on cotton paper. Photo montage by Mario Arroyave.
Inmersion III, photographic artwork, giclee print on metallic paper by Mario Arroyave.
Inmersion III, photographic artwork, giclee print on metallic paper by Mario Arroyave.
Synchronized Swimming – giclee print on metallic paper.
Synchronized Swimming – giclee print on metallic paper. Artwork by Colombian artist, photographer, and filmmaker Mario Arroyave.
Water Polo 1, 2015, a digital photomontage, print with inkjet on thermofixed acrylic.
Water Polo 1, 2015, a digital photo montage, print with inkjet on thermofixed acrylic.
Timeline - Underwater Rugby 1, 2015, a digital photo montage, printed with inkjet on thermofixed acrylic.
Timeline – Underwater Rugby 1, 2015, a digital photo montage, printed with inkjet on thermofixed acrylic.

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