Julio Arriaga. From Bilbao, graduate in Fine Arts, lives in Barcelona. A figurative expressionist painter quite more handsome than his coetaneous. He is also known as elartixta.
The self-styled "Artixta" paints - since 2002 - in a studio-workshop at street level, in the Gràcia district of Barcelona, melee with their audience, showing not only the final work, but also something that in his opinion have the same importance: the creative process. His "Xtudio" answers at the interest of Arriaga for "making the world of painting something as popular as music, where everyone can express their opinions without fear, and where it's normal possessing an original elartixta's work in his own home".
Gaining an international fame, Arriaga has also held exhibitions in Belgium, Argentina and the Dominican Republic.