ZUGASTI ARIZMENDIARRIETA, José
(Eibar, Gipuzkoa, 1952)
Sculpture, Painting, Drawing. San Sebastián
José Zugasti was born in Eibar in 1952. In 1970 he moved to Madrid to train as an artist, initially with the painter José Luis Azparren and subsequently at the Higher School of Fine Arts of San Fernando. Back in the Basque Country, he settled in San Sebastián and in the eighties devoted himself chiefly to painting, paying special attention to surfaces and materials. However, after 1985 sculpture would become his usual means of expression. Focusing on the development of form, which he considered to be the basis of the medium, his sculptural objects made out of meshes of wire and metal rods give shape to structures characterised by linear expressiveness.