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Victor Goikoetxea | Matter in Motion

Figurative realism and conceptual experimentation of matter

Victor Goikoetxea |  Matter in Motion


Jun 18, 20:00

RECOLETO, Carrer Andrés Lambert, 03730 Xàbia, Alicante, Spain

About the Event

opening event

Dress code | Casual Elegant

“Victor Goikoetxea’s proposal is essentially a continuous challenge that transcends the known techniques and the scale of the work or performance itself. His formal exploration draws from the sources of biomimicry of nature, through folds, twists and undulations

that recreate illusory and dreamlike environments. The transformation of matter becomes an obsession, until it is mastered in impossible ways and it becomes something more spatial in large-format works, hybridizing art and technology to achieve innovative textures and finishes.

The material works of Victor Goikoetxea are born from the detailed understanding of the genius loci. His regular collaborations with architects and interior designers value his work as an indissoluble part of a transforming action designed for a place with the aim of creating disconcerting and never-seen emotions in the observer. The Miramart Tunnel

in the Bahía de la Concha, for example, he recreates the artistic experience of an underwater world, and along the same lines, other of his abstract interventions in murals and ceilings aim to blur the limits of inhabited space and ask us questions about the true essence of the place and us as observers.

The entire vital and artistic journey of Victor Goikoetxea is a continuous exploration of the established limits. The artist walks a path where the essences collected in each

season they evolve their work introducing innovation, risk and sophistication to their proposals.”

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How art can conquer workspaces (and turn a conventional office into a design gallery)

In the workplace, more and more companies are committed to improving the work environment by incorporating works of art. 

By Iñaki LaguardiaApril 26, 2022

General view of the Basque Luxury office with works by the artist Víctor Goikoetxea.

Art is making its way into places where it was not present until very recently: in recent years we have seen paintings by Jean-Michel Basquiat in Saint Laurent stores , and works by Stephen Sprouse or Yan Pei Ming in the Louis Vuitton boutique. from the Place Vendôme in Paris. Also in the workplace, more and more companies are committed to improving the work environment by incorporating works of art. 

The offices of the Basque Luxury Association, Basque Luxury , are an example of the good harmony that can (and should) prevail between workspaces and art. Based in San Sebastián, this two-story studio designed by interior designer Myriam Larrea permanently exhibits works from the association’s art collection, which includes paintings and sculptures by artists such as Iñigo Manterola, Jorge Cardarelli, Frédéric Gutiérrez Barde, Miguel Balliache and Alfredo Bikondoa , among others. 

How art can conquer workspaces
How art can conquer workspaces

One temporary exhibition a year… inside the office

Likewise, Basque Luxury organizes a temporary exhibition each year, dedicated to an artist. The current exhibition, entitled ‘Figure and Abstraction, evolution in gravitational space’ presents works from different periods by José Zugasti (Eibar, 1952) from 1984 to 2020. José Zugasti is one of the most renowned contemporary Basque artists. Bilbao, Palma de Mallorca, Pinto, Lemoa, Ceutí, San Sebastián, Eibar and Salvatierra have public works by the artist. 

'Figure and Abstraction evolution in the gravitational space of Jos Zugasti is the temporary exhibition that can be visited...

The works are exhibited on both floors of the office. The studio has a large central volume on the ground floor and a perimeter balcony on the mezzanine. The main area has an entrance hall that houses a sculpture-painting by the plastic artist Víctor Goikoetxea , as well as a central work space. The room used as an assembly hall, where forums, round tables and concerts are organised, has double height and a large window. All this sheltered in warm tones and supported by an office open to the living room. 

This is how Joanes Mathiuet, the director of the association, explains the choice of materials: ” We have tried to capture the values ​​that Basque Luxury, luxury and the Basque Country represent, through the furniture and the materials used : oak for the flooring of the mezzanine and the steps of the staircase, charred oak for the office snack , and furniture from the firm Stua manufactured in the Basque Country; the works of art, some permanent and others temporary, complete the decoration of the space”. 

How art can conquer workspaces