Eduardo Chillida, Collage, 1969, encre de Chine et collage sur papier, 105 x 105 cm


The architectural character of the line is what comes through in the work of the sculptor Eduardo Chillida. In his monumental sculptures like his works on paper, the artist never stopped questioning the notion of limits. In these collages from 1969, a few fragments of cut-out paper are all that’s needed to adapt a space, have lightness and weight, opening and closing dialogue together, and to underline the active function of emptiness.

Eduardo Chillida (1924-2002)

Chillida was born on 10 January 1924 in San Sebastián, Spain, studying architecture at Madrid University before turning towards art and moving to Paris in 1948. When he returned to Spain in the 1950s, he took an interest in light, landscapes and questions linked to space. He won the International sculpture Grand Prix at the Venice Biennale in 1958 and died on 19 August 2002 in the town where he was born, San Sebastián in Spain, at the age of 78. His own museum, the Museo Chillida-Leku, was opened in 2000 in Hermani, Spain.
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