Bio

Juan Garaizabal  is a plastic artist, sculptor and engraver. He is internationally known for his monumental public sculptures: The Urban Memories, recover significant elements of cities, filling gaps of extraordinary memories and generating debate on urbanism, history, and the role of contemporary art.
His work stands out not only for his personal discourse, but also for his own techniques, worked by himself in his workshops in Madrid, Berlin and Miami, of manipulation of the forged, carpentry, electricity, plasticity and masonry. He uses a combination of materials and introduces elements such as wood, concrete, glass, brick, motors, LED lights… to cause the most interactive sensation possible of the contrast of time, the avant-garde and history. Garaizabal has been fortunate that people and institutions from different cities around the world bet on his vision to rescue with sculpture extraordinary stories that are very specific to each place. A pagoda in Seoul, a palace in the Tuileries in Paris, balconies in Havana, a temple in Palmyra or a church in Berlin… behind each missing element there are simply human dreams. According to Garaizabal. In addition to the recovery of said energies, he always works with a strong environmental awareness of efficiency and recovery in the use of materials (Artnet Magazine, Nov. 2019).
His role as an artist does not end with the creation of the sculpture. This is rather the beginning of the true role, which is to create debate in society. (Manifesto Urban Memories (Manifest der Urbanen Erinnerungen, Sept. 2007, Berliner Morgenpost) To accompany the debate and participate in the media and films with which he provokes it, he speaks 6 languages: Spanish, English, German, French, Italian and Chinese.

Work

The day I first Felt the Absence I.Berlin, 2010

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Broken Chicago Façade, I, 2013

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Wall Pattern Vase des Tuileries, I, 2016

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Ase des Tuileries XV, 2017

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Broken Chicago Façade II. Chicago Grand Central Station, 2013

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Puerta Calmecac, 2018

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Dallas Skyline II, 2022

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Escalera Dual III / Dual Stairway III, 2021

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Escalera Dual II / Dual Stairway II, 2021

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Escalera Dual I / Dual Stairway I, 2021

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Memoria Urbana Anahuacalli, I, 2022

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Dallas Skyline I, 2022

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