Jorge Otieza, anniversary 100 of his birth

One day like today, but 100 years ago, there was born Jorge Oteiza, artist of Guipúzcoa. Not only he was a sculptor, but also it penetrated into the word like essayist, poet and lecturer.

In the world of the Spanish and international art it was known by the nickname of “sculptor of the gap“, for his appellant I work with the metals and the creation of empty spaces with them. In full heyday of his career, it was called to the silence of the sculpture and from 1959 up to his death, devoted itself to work the word.

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The new tendencies in the Basque Sculpture


Work of Txomin Badiola

The new sculptural tendency that has happening in the Basque Country, is determined to break with the cánones established by the biggest artists, whose names Chillida, Oteiza or Nagel are recognized on a global scale, how.

The feeling of liberation that the new generations of Basque sculptors feel in nothing is alike the feelings of those big artists who were capable of placing the art in the postmodernism, and that they were thinking about how to place constantly the collective identity, chasing for it diverse myths and traditions, and if not, creating them.

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Jorge Oteiza, a 30 cm sculpture from 80.000Euros

Very much it goes a long way, as for pieces, and insurance that then very much there will go a long way the results of the Annual Auction of Spanish Art in Madrid, which Christies celebrates.

As for sculpture in this occasion I like especially this piece of Oteiza, beautiful and of small format realized in alabaster in 1972 and titled by the artist “open Buckets interior spaces, retentions of light”.


Open buckets interior spaces, retentions of light
inscribed with anagram áng. inf.
30 x 30 x 30 cm.
Executed in 1972. Biarritz, Crypte Sainte-Eugénie, Oteiza, Métaphysique of l'espace, April – July, 2007, il. pág. 68-69.
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Published by Alejandro Suárez Sánchez-Ocaña in - Jorge Oteiza, News, You Auction on September 29, 2007

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