Estrella. Imagen 1
Estrella. Imagen 2.

An eight footed tentacle form, with three feet resting on the pedestal serving as a support. The tentacles are intentionally out of proportion, making it appear to be a living organism and giving it a certain degree of morbidity, yet with a smooth and polished surface, to achieve a pleasant sensual feeling, enhanced by the noble bronze material. A more open interpretation could identify the work with an asteroid in space, provided with a certain deliberate movement. The objective of Jesús Alberto Eslava Castillo is to reflect ideas, to establish a dialogue between the work of the sculpture and the spectator or, quite simply, to unveil life through beauty. He seeks to achieve elementary, naked forms -such as this star- to allow the beholder to contemplate its volumetric inlets and outlets, its lines of strength, in short, pure experimentation. His expressive austerity materialises in an abstract-geometric language using materials such as corten steel, bronze, iron or wood.

Francisco Javier Zubiaur

Retrato de un gudari llamado Odiseo de Jorge Oteiza.Sin título de Imanol Aguirre
The route

The Citadel and Vuelta del Castillo



Jesús Alberto Eslava, 1981

Bronze casting.

Figure: 85 x 120 x 22 cm. Pedestal: 85 x 57 x 57cm.


Installation: 1982. Location: Ciudadela (Citadel),next to the Oven.