en euskera, castellano)
My artistic work has been developed through
my profession. Although I still work as an architect, I am also
profoundly enterprising. Consequently, my leisure time has been
devoted to shape the feelings architecture arises in me.
Through my drawings I connect myself to the
places where I have lived.
Should I have to define the themes which I
am most interested in, I would say that my work has a constant:
Thoroughness in processing different materials (brick, stone, slate,
tile…), and also architectonic elements ( flying buttresses,
gargoyles, pillars, capitals…), but above all, the ever changing
shadows caused by them through times.
Furthermore, the wounds or hollows carved by
the dashing of the waves and wind in my environment, transmit to
me a feeling of liveliness as well as a strong sensation that both
time and the artists who have made those pieces of work, remain
for ever in my drawings.
And thoroughness in the drawings, too. Line
drawings wilfully done in black and white, since I feel more identified
with these dark, rainy, winter days of The Basque Country, and with
the atmosphere that those elements create.
All in all, I believe that my main objective
is to transmit both the serenity and passion consequence of the
inspiration the lights of time produce in me.
Jokin Leniz Aranbarri