Pello Irazu

Birth placeSpain Birth date1963

Pello Irazu is a Spanish sculptor, considered one of the key figures in the renovation of Basque sculpture since the 1980s. Apart from sculpture, he makes drawings and murals. He has participated in numerous individual and collective exhibitions in Spain and the US. He graduated in Fine Arts from the University of the Basque Country in 1986.


His first works were influenced by the work of also Basque Jorge Oteiza and analyzed the use of space. He often works with the Soledad Lorenzo gallery in Madrid and with the John Weber Gallery in New York. He is one of the usual artists of the ARCO and Art Basel fair, and his work is part of the collections of the Bilbao Fine Arts Museum, the Reina Sofía Museum, the MACBA, the Vitoria ARTIUM, the Museum of Contemporary Art of San Diego or the Yves Klein Foundation of Arizona, among others. He currently resides in Bilbao. His work is characterized by experimentation with materials and "for seeking emotion in the viewer, not in the image". In 1989 he moved to London and from 1990 to 1998 he resided in New York.

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