Chillida, tierras y aromas (Earthworks and aromas)
Ysios is opening the doors of its spectacular bodega in Laguardia for the exhibition by the artist from San Sebastian. "Chillida, earthworks and aromas" is an exhibition consisting of six lurrak (earth pieces) - sculptures in chamotte clay - and two large-format drawings produced by Eduardo Chillida between 1985 and 1997. The pieces on display have been chosen in order to highlight the most fundamental aspect of the sculptor's work in his approach to the countryside, in which he showed his most primitive, and to a certain extent, intimate side, as producing the lurrak didn't require a large team of collaborators; all it needed was the power of the sculptor who didn't knead the blocks of moist earth but powerfully beat them into shape on a wooden table. The solid nature of the material attracted Chillida's attention in the early 1970s, after a rather unsatisfactory experience with clay several decades before this. The choice of material that resulted from his reencounter with earth at the Maeght Foundation studios in Saint Paul de Vence (France) continued the professional and creative path that he began by using iron in 1954.