Bilbao City Council leaves work by Lazkano in deposit a t the Bilbao Fine Arts Museum
Lazkano originally painted Bilbo MMX, a huge work measuring 125 x 720 cm, for the exhibition area devoted to Bilbao at the recent Shanghai Expo (May/October, 2010). From now on, 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 of his recent work 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.