Born in Saint Jean de Luz (France) in 1937
« I start from the human reality and from it I keep only few elements »
Edouard Solorzano, an unassuming and subdued man, synthesises in few words the search and the approach which have been guiding his artist life for forty years.
Drawing or modelling clay, the sculptor works and seeks aesthetic emotion, mainly in the representation of the human figure, the favourite subject of his inspiration. His sculptures cast in bronze, modelled in sandstone or bent in metal, often follow academic themes (the couple, the maternity or the nude…) They let augur, as Pierre Espil was suggesting “the harmonious softness of Maillol ,close to abstract ". In order to break away from classicism Solorzano also knows how to draw, from archaic or primitive sculpture, timeless and clean forms which give to his works a personality, a great vitality thanks to the balance and harmony of the volumes. By playing with the contours of the relief, with full and empty volumes, the sculptor reinterprets figuration as Henry Moore or Archipenko before him.
In each creation, form and content match with coherence, they are revealed under different angles and render perfectly the interiority of the exteriority. Uneasy and anxious, the artist works and delivers a bare figuration, with an intense expressiveness or according to his own words “he transposes the reality to let life reappear”.