DIMENSIONS: 20 x 88 x 33 cm
TECHNICAL: wrought iron
Martín Chirino’s sculpture has its roots deep in the Spanish tradition. Martín Chirino feels indebted to tools as a human extension of his sculpture. He known that iron, like all things mineral, has to be torn from the belly of the earth. ‘Here is where my work starts from. In the unstable ground I tread it is a solid reference.’
The roots are the return of the aerovores to the ground. Their horizontality prevails and retains the form, which escapes at the sides in an equilibrium matured on the ground. It is a return to the origin. The earth appears once more, not by means of the tools, but by way of the human eye, the eye that observes and takes pleasure. Insular austerity is joined by pantheism, communion with the landscape, a Romanticism with Central European roots.
According to Martín, landscape smells of earth, of roots ….
Jesus M. Castaño for the work by Martín Chirino
ExhibitionsMarch - May 2018
- the need for the infinite. Monochromes in colección olorVISUAL