Jesús Elizaincín Osinaga, Pamplona, 1954. Despite the fact that he studied at the School of Arts and Crafts of Pamplona, he considers himself to be self-taught. His repertoire of forms is sometimes based on the instrumental and fundamentally, on other occasions, it is based on elementary geometrical forms, particularly on circles and curves. As Marín Medina, Elizainzín correctly observed, Elizainzín is blessed with a strong sense of monumentality, his work tends towards grandiose architectural constructions (series «Cromlech Ikusten/Mirando el cromlech», 1992). His work has always been distinguished for its originality, and for the need to include expressive gestures within an essentially geometric language and even with minimalistic tendencies (series «Barruko Hutsarteak», 1991). His work reveals a dual process, evaluating space and luminosity within each work, and in its projection. Obviously, his sculpture is given its fullest expression in an outdoor environment, where it can be at complete freedom in the open air. Along these lines, he has made outdoor montage sculpture in the Woodlands of Gulina and in Sarasa (Navarra), and recently in the Park of the Conde de Gages, Pamplona. Mention should be made of his individual exhibitions in Pamplona (Conde Rodezno Gallery, 1981; Pintzel Gallery, 1987; Cultural Gallery of the CAN, 1989; and Municipal Exhibition Centre 1991) and in Ibercaja of Valencia the series «Cromlech Ikusten», which he presented in 1992 and, one year later, was exhibited at the Polvorín room in the Citadel, Pamplona. He was a finalist in the public competition for the 2nd Sculpture Contest of Chamberí (Madrid) and the 2st Sculpture Contest of Barbastro (Huesca). His work is on show at the Museum of Spanish Contemporary Art in San Francisco (California).
Sources of information:
Elizainzin. Barruko Hutsarteak. Pamplona, Ayuntamiento de Pamplona, 1991. Cromlech ikusten Jesús Elizainzin. Valencia, Ibercaja, 1992.