Growing up, Javier de Aubeyzon’s creative outlet was skateboarding and surfing, both of which he continues today. It is through this love of the ocean, that he is able to establish a primal connection to nature. This has led to a sense of man’s responsibility or stewardship over the environment. Javier is also a practicing architect and it is through studying the built environment that he becomes aware of the beauty and conflict inherent in urbanism when juxtaposed with nature.
In his series “Urban Industrial Landscapes.” He shows a marvel of civilization, such as a seaside industrial landscape containing a hydropower plant, an expression of man harnessing nature for his own benefit. The rate of change is dangerous. Javier depicts the technological advance as one that is sinister and some of his paintings have a post-apocalyptic feel. He also often depicts the trash and detritus of society, consumption and obsolescence.