Despite his preference for figurative work, Elizainzín also displays an interest in the different avant-garde styles. He has experimented with the assemblage of different elements, with which he hasended up configuring eternal themes such as the family or maternity, using bronze and a minute format, reminiscent of primitive statuettes. From the eighties onwards, part of his work was createdwith iron rods using welding and forging techniques. This is «aerial sculpture», used to defy space and time, in a fashion similar to Oteiza. He has also been considerably influenced by Julio González, Picasso, Max Bill and Calder. His vital strength lies in his perfection of lines. Back in the nineties, he progressively introduced stone (black marble from Marquina, local veined marble) into his work, a constructive material par excellence, which forces an encounter with wood. The counterweight of the volumes, the floating of forms, directional rhythms, the articulation of encounters (cube and plane, cylinder and spiral…) the suggestion of virtual volumes in contrast to other physically evident volumes, are all questions which attract the attention of this sculptor, who reminds us of the Russian avant-garde constructivists in his multifaceted search and control of space.
Francisco Javier Zubiaur