JULY 25, 2015 > SEPTEMBER 30, 2015
In the ruined church of Santa María, Pedraza
Wednesday to Sunday, from 11.00 a.m. to 2.00 p.m. and from 5.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.
Three artists, three generations and three approaches to artistic creation: sculptures, prints and paintings. Till end-September, the ruins of the church of Santa María in Pedraza de la Sierra are hosting the works of Iñaki Olazabal, Verónica Domingo Alonso y Josette Dacosta. The three artists, from different parts of the Basque Country, are the guests of María Rosa Suarez Zuloaga, grand-daughter of the painter Ignacio Zuloaga and owner of the castle of Pedraza in which the painter had his studio.
Three artists from the Basque Country in Pedraza de la Sierra, Spain: the 3 artists
Verónica Domingo Alonso draws on the techniques of Chinese calligraphy and watercolour painting to bring a new approach to aesthetics of landscape depiction. Born in Bilbao in 1989, she has a degree in Fine Arts from the University of the Basque Country and an MA from the University of the Arts in Norwich, England. She has exhibited her work in Spain, France, Italy, Germany, the UK and Japan. In 2013 she won the Itzal Aktiboa Prize for Young talent in Contemporary Art. She currently divides her time between Bilbao and Madrid, where she is taking an MA course in graphics and coinage design on a scholarship from the Spanish Royal Mint.
Iñaki Olazabal creates sculptures out of zinc, in sizes ranging from diminutive to monumental. Born in Andoain (Gipuzkoa) in 1959, he began his artistic career in 1983 as a member of the Sorabilla artistic workshop. He studied in San Sebastian and in Düsseldorf, and his works are in a range of public and private collections. Among his major sculptural projects features an installation of sculptures in seven different locations on the banks of the Oria river in Gipuzkoa. A founding member of Itzal aktiboa, he lives and works in Zumaia (Gipuzkoa).
Josette Dacosta concentrates on colour as her means of visual expression. Born in Bordeaux in 1944, she began her artistic career in 1987 as a student in the Madrid atelier of Spanish abstract painter Teresa Muñiz. A founding member of Itzal Aktiboa, In her paintings, she uses a wide range of materials, from oil and acrylics on canvas and board to collage with scraps of torn posters, plaster strips, straw and sheep wool. Sensitive to the ephemeral nature of all human activity, she exposes her creations to the rigours of wind, rain and sun. She has her main studio in Saint Jean Pied de Port / Donibane Garazi and her works are in private and public collections in France, Spain, the UK, Germany and the USA.
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