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Agustín Bilbao
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Departing from the drawing, Agustín Bilbao has been setting down a solid substratum up to be decanting by the study of the human face, where he seems to have found his route of more suitable expression.

" The nature, for much that is tried, is never left to catch. At most, it allows interpretation, but it imposes the rules. Agustín Bilbao interprets the reality across the matter, transforming it into another different and dramatic, human reality, that even coming from the native new captures identity and, therefore, new life. The important thing is the balance of the forms ", Javier Urquijo (El Mundo, Bilbao, in March, 2002)

" Agustín Bilbao's work looks for the force and the round expression in all its manifestations. The colour works with skilful brushstrokes achieving an effect harmonic and full of sensibility. He cultivates the form manipulating the materials up to they managing to be extracted by a hidden, latent beauty, which is revealed of surprising form in the games of volumes ", N.J. (Revistart, n º 66, Barcelona, year 2002)

" A.B. is a skilful portrayer who can understand the language of the light with authentic sensibility, looking besides the realism - very nearby for the poster-artist-, other seemingly secondary effects, as certain dramatic, scenic premeditation, in the wave of the realism neoexpressionist ", Javier Urquijo (El Mundo, Bilbao, in March, 2003)

" A. Bilbao takes, according to the experts, special care of the finish of his works. The major or minor detail of the pieces reveals a degree of approximation to the reality, in many cases of oneiric character. In all his production, he moves between the reality and the Utopia. The oil prevails in all his pictures, whereas for his figures he chooses the refractory mud, the wood and the alabaster. The pieces, of great originality, try to surprise the spectator. The aim of the artist is that the public looks and sees something more than the physical thing. " Isabel Perdices ( El Correo, Bilbao, in January, 2003)

A.Bilbao in his portraits achieves that we interfere a few centimetres below the mere superficial bundle. Also his sculptures speak about facts foreign to the purely plastic thing. Similarly to what goes on with his paintings, his sculptures have a constant and fixed invoice, independently of that it is a question of wood carvings, of modellings in refractory mud or of emptyings in bronze. They look like portraits or almost portraits in which the human figure is the principal element, or in that the body, the bust, is a support for other objects, for other sometimes imaginary facts. " Iñaki Bilbao (Teacher of painting of the University of the Basque Country, 2003)

"The study of the face is for Agustín Bilbao one of the keys of his art, his route of more suitable expression. After an extensive career in the teaching and many exhibitions, the artist from Getxo Agustín Bilbao begins to form a part of the creators who expose his works in the virtual magazine Almiar. " (La Ría del Ocio, Bilbao, in April, 2004)

He investigates every material, studies its possibilities and chooses to the end the one that more agrees to the idea that he wants to express. Because Agustín Bilbao has an integrative vision of the art, not as product of and for elites, but as an essentially human manifestation that prosecutes specially the intimate union with the nature, wherefrom this mud, this wood came out. This is a kind of conciliatory pantheism according to whom everything must be in its genuine condition. Maybe it is a question of a Utopian concept of the art, but he works willingly every day to reach the goal, at the time that he keeps his feet firm on the land. Esther Zorrozua (Writer, Ph. D. in Literature by the University of the Basque Country, on June 4, 2004)





CURRICULUM AGUSTÍN BILBAO




EXHIBITIONS



2000: Collective, individual of sculpture, with the group "Talde" in Getxo's Fair of Crafts. Biscay.
2000: Collective, individual of sculpture, with the group "Talde" in Room of Exhibitions of the Classroom of Culture of Algorta, Getxo. Biscay.
2001: Collective of painting and sculpture with the group "Antzezaleak" in Room of Exhibitions of the Classroom of Culture of Algorta, Getxo. Biscay.
2001: Collective of painting, individual of sculpture, in Room of Exhibitions of the Classroom of Culture of Romo, Getxo. Biscay.
2002: Individual of painting and sculpture, in Room of Exhibitions "Goñi Portal", Plentzia. Biscay.
2002: Collective of painting, individual of sculpture, in Room of Exhibitions of the Classroom of Culture of Romo, Getxo. Biscay.
2002: Collective of painting, individual of sculpture, in Gallery Juan Larrea, Bilbao.
2003: Individual of painting and sculpture, in Room of Exhibitions of the Classroom of Culture of Algorta, Getxo. Biscay.
2003: Collective of painting, in Room of Exhibitions of the Classroom of Culture of Algorta, Getxo. Biscay.
2004: Individual of painting and sculpture in the net: www.margencero.com. Madrid.
2004: Collective of painting, in Room of Exhibitions of the Classroom of Culture of Algorta, Getxo. Biscay.
2004: Individual of painting and sculpture in the net: www.nosoloarte.com. Argentina.
2004: Individual of painting and sculpture in the net: www.euskonews.com. San Sebastian.
2004: Individual of painting and sculpture in the net: www.123soho.com. New York, USA.
2004. Individual of painting and sculpture in the net: www.artindustri.com. United Kingdom.
2005: Collective of painting, in Room of Exhibitions of the Classroom of Culture of Algorta, Getxo. Biscay.



TRAINING



-1978. Bachelor of Arts for Deusto's University. Bilbao.
- He has exercised the teaching for 23 years.
- Trained in workshops of drawing in Getxo and New York. In workshops of watercolour and oil painting in Getxo. In workshops of ceramic sculpture in Getxo. In a workshop of carving and sculpture in stone in Navarre. In a workshop of carving and sculpture of wood in Getxo.
¨He has been a secretary of the Managerial Meeting of the group of artists of Getxo, Biscay, "Antzezaleak". He is an associate of the above mentioned group.



ARTISTIC ACTIVITY



He works, mainly, the portrait to the oil and the ceramic sculpture, in bronze, in stone and in wood.



Berango, Biscay, on June 2, 2005

Agustín Bilbao

 


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Datherine 
12/15/2016

Now I feel stidup. That\'s cleared it up for me


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12/15/2016

Arcielts like this make life so much simpler.




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