When asked how a life in the world of art started for him, Fraga honestly couldn’t recall a time he wasn’t drawing or painting. He did know that he started taking it seriously when he went to study fine art. He obtained a BFA from the University of Vigo in Vigo, Spain and his work has been about investigating and maturing as an artist ever since. Fraga sees himself as an artist who questions reality through creating images that invite the viewer to “participate in this fictitious game.” He chose to focus on hyperrealism because of how people are “so enthralled to perceive reality in a photograph - say a medium - where there is only paper, canvas, a computer screen or a mobile.”


Even though there is the sensation that his audience encounters an individual there is only an illusion crafted by hand. Fraga’s pieces start with a mental image he thinks is enticing. He then tries to shape that image through photography. “In terms of our visual education, a very high percentage of what we know comes through photography. We know more through this medium than through our direct visual experience. It has become a way of seeing, understanding, and expressing. The passage to the pictorial, although it seems inconsequential, comes to shape the pillars of my work.”


Fraga is inspired by how easily people can take things for granted. He believes that people do not question what images contain until someone fully dedicates themselves to making imagery. He want his audience to question their very own reality after seeing his drawings and paintings. One of the hardest parts of creating a compelling image for Fraga is the starting point. Finding something that is attracting or interesting rarely straightforward. He often goes through several concepts before he finds something significant and worthy for his audience.“The intention is to update classical culture, bringing it in line with the logic and the reason of our time. The beings portrayed in the paintings cease to be heavenly to become earthly. Worldly subjects are the heroes of stories based on classical mythology according to the way we interpret and decode our reality.” Fraga currently lives and works in Barcelona, Spain.