Patxi Xabier Lezama Perier

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Basque sculptor who was born and raised with the magic of mythology. The gift of the artist serves to help penetrate the domains of the fables, stories and myths so essential for human beings. His relational dialectic operates as an urgent need for recovery through the mediation of ancestral sublimation. Sculptor vitally representative of the symbolic and mythological, effects and definitions for the ghosts of the gods. Open and alive artistic experience in the channels of the experimental dimension, with autochthonous figures, myths and legends of the Basque Country. His sculpture, as a language of memory, is a luminous communication that contributes to give a characteristic and personal stamp, which makes it the search for his ancestors. The essence and the voluble image are combined with the mythological fables of a long sociological poem, aesthetically illuminative, to the echo of a narrative refectory. Religion for the spirits. It is not to have the purpose of the original for what it builds, but rather to move through the duality of communicating the form and content of the original roots. The nature of its origin is the transcendental situation of being and for it they seek encouragement, support and gratification that our sculptor here hastened to lend. In the task, in the imagination and in the illumination, he finds the most precise elements to enhance the forms and put them within his reach, keeping alive the faith and the illusions. Sculptor of the ancient rites of myth and nature, central ideas that allow us to review particular accesses to the enuresis of the visionary man in the axis of the world. Obtain a symbolic mythological world representative of this sculptor who is capable of transforming the soul of the earth into a living work, of loving what we should love, admiring what we should admire, acquiring what we lost and learning what many did not know. before. Forms and fantasies of reflection so that popular expansions know where the game is going by offering a sacred glass to triviality. Iron, stone and wood is the material that it uses and transforms into unique and exclusive works with specifically ethno-cultural characteristics.
Patxi Xabier Lezama Perier sculptor born in Zalla in 1967, (Municipality of the region of Encartaciones), where he lived, studied and worked. A town known for its popular culture and especially for its mythology where superstitions were widespread in malignant supernatural beings, sorcerers and witchcraft, so the natives of Zalla are called "Warlocks." The primal basic matrix vibrated in the most intimate entrails of this artist who has been trying for many years to make known Basque mythology through his sculptures of iron, stone and wood, transmitting and solving, as well as providing semblance to this type of subversive imaginary Underground world, assuming systems of values that go beyond the visual, from a historical and cultural perspective of an ancient mythology inherited from the past that transmits to future generations. 
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