The theme of Fallen Angels and the way the figures are presented in the paintings brings to mind some references of art history. It takes us to the time of renaissance, when art and science were deeply attached, and the artists used to make their images under a double influence; that of the rigor of the methodology of science and the free observation and intuition of art. Roman and greek mithologies coexisted with cristianism in the alternation of the themes represented in art. However, in the present paintings, the realistc aspect of the figures is problematized by the inclusion of mechanical artifacts. The paintings show a hybridization of humans, animals and machines, forming imaginary beings as fallen angels. The fantastic and historical, as themes for art, are brought back again, now under a figurative appearance, which also pays homage to the comics, especially to artists as Moebius and Bilal. The thematic inspiration for this serie of images are related to the literary works of Dante Alighieri, The Divine Comedy, and John Milton, Paradise Lost, both subjects of a doctorate dissertation of the artist about the representation of christian hells. The anatomical aspect of the figures results from a long term experience as a teacher of artistic anatomy. Simbolically speaking, what comes to mind are angels exhausted of humanity, that lost their wings and need to make use of mechanical artifacts to keep themselves in suspension above the ground. In truth, we are these angels.

Concerning the technical aspects of the serie, the use of acrylics, glue and charcoal, emphasizes the tension betweeen drawing and colour, at times opposing, and others complementing them. The use of the line is at the same time precise and gestural. The results are images of retro futuristic human bodies, varied animal hybridisms, mechanical artifacts and landscapes that insinuate imensity. It is in these tensions, the formal and the conceptual, the near and the distant, the past and the present, painting and drawing and between science and fiction, that the artworks of Sergio Rizo are presented.