According to its author, this work «is a reflection on the action of forms in space through the body of the work, in an ascending movement of great expressive force, in addition to a dialogue through the interaction of curves and countercurves which follow one after the other in the horizontal and vertical space». Carlos Ciriza develops his sculptural work on similar lines to Julio González, Chirino, Henry Moore, Chillida and Oteiza. He initially used wood, stone, industrial metals and alabaster and then went on to use iron as the principal material, gradually refining his style whilst considering matter,volume, space, gravity and balance between the parts. The factors determining his latest projects are specifically related to his interest with the displacement of volume and balance and the combination of spaces with voids. In 2002, on the occasion of the death of José María Jimeno Jurío, the head librarian of the district of the Rochapea from 1970 to 1983, and also a well known historian and folklorist, the Mayoress of Pamplona, Yolanda Barcina Angulo, expressed a desire to remember him by developing the square, which would unofficially be named after him, and decorate it with the mentionedsculpture.
Francisco Javier Zubiaur
Rochapea and San Pedro
Carlos Ciriza, 2002
Cut corten steel sheet. Red oxide.
Figure: 126 x 74 x 57 cm. Pedestal: 102 x 59 x 59 cm.
Three dimensional aerial representation.
Installation: 2003. Square located at the junction between the streets of Juslarrocha, Raimundo Lanas and Uztarroz, and unofficially named «Jimeno Jurío».