Compared to the abstract language of the artists from the previous generation, Vicente Ameztoy (San Sebastián, 19462001) focused on figurative language, which transformed Basque art in the 1970s and, in his works, came hand-in-hand with an interest in subjectivity, mystery and irony.
The disturbing and unexpected were a constant presence throughout his entire oeuvre, which stands out for its ability to make such apparently everyday elements like the landscape disturbing.
Along with allusions to the contemporary culture and history of the Basque Country, Ameztoy's works used referents like pre-Raphaelite English painting, the Italian quattrocento and Magritte's surrealism, always filtered through a sophisticated style boasting painstaking technique, his own interests like ecology and the worlds of photography and cinemain 1992 he worked on the artistic design of the film Cows by director Julio Medemand his biographical vicissitudes.
Author: Miriam Alzuri, Bernardo Atxaga, Fernando Golvano, Joseba Sarrionandia y Javier Viar
Date of publication: 01/10/2019
Measures: 24 x 28 cm
No. of pages: 260
No. of illustrations: 111 (color)