Eduardo Chillida

30 Apr – 27 Jul 2018, Hauser & Wirth New York, 69th Street

Opening: Monday 30 April 2018, 6 pm

Hauser & Wirth is pleased to present its inaugural presentation of works by Eduardo Chillida, Spain’s foremost sculptor of the twentieth century. Chillida is widely recognized for his monumental public sculptures displayed across the globe, including in Spain, Germany, France and the United States. His varied and pioneering practice also spans small-scale sculpture, plaster work, drawing, engraving and collage. Chillida drew on his Spanish heritage combined with a fascination for organic form, as well as influences from European and Eastern philosophies, poetry and history, to develop an artistic voice that resonated with a continent undergoing rapid transformation. Originally a student of architecture, Chillida created art guided by its principles. His formally rigorous constructions in iron – the material a reference point to the industrial past of the Basque region – are imbued with tension and poise. This exhibition features works that span Chillida’s oeuvre, from his sculptures, collages and drawings to his gravitations, books and graphic works.