Bilbo MMX - Bilbao Fine Arts Museum

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Bilbo MMX

Lazkano, Jesus Mari

Bergara, Gipuzkoa, 10/01/19600

Acrylic on canvas

125 x 720 cm

LAZKANO (bottom right hand corner)


First decade of the 21st century


Deposited by the City Council of Bilbao in 2011

Jesus Mari Lazkano originally painted Bilbo MMX, a huge work measuring 125 x 720 cm, for the exhibition area devoted to Bilbao at the Shanghai Expo (May/October, 2010).

It will be on permanent display at the Bilbao Fine Arts Museum. Bilbo MMX is a panoramic view featuring the city's main architectural landmarks. As the exhibition "Lazkano. From Architecture to Nature" (2010/10/04-2011/01/16) at the Museum made clear, Lazkano's figuration recreates architectures and landscapes in minute, painstaking detail to achieve a photographic realism. Bilbo MMX is clearly of a piece with the artist's most recent paintings, and is the latest example of his prolific production of murals for public spaces. (Marta García Maruri)

Selected bibliography

  • Lazkano : ikusmira [Cat. exp.]. San Sebastián, Kutxa Fundazioa, 2016. pp. 170-171, il.
  • Viar, Javier. Historia del arte vasco : de la Guerra Civil a nuestros días, 1936-2016. Bilbao, Bilboko Arte Ederren Museoa-Museo de Bellas Artes de Bilbao, 2017. p. 667.
  • Lucie-Smith, Edward ; Lazkano, Jesus Mari. Lazkano : de la arquitectura a la naturaleza [Cat. exp.]. Bilbao, Museo de Bellas Artes de Bilbao, 2010. p. 159, il.