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A creative use of wood, influenced by construction and the third world

Carved wood sculpture.
Carved wood sculpture. / SUR
  • Casa de Las Tejerinas in Estepona will host a sculpture exhibition from artist José Manuel López Toirán from 18 January to 10 February

Casa de Las Tejerinas, located in the central Plaza de las Flores in Estepona, will host a sculpture exhibition from artist José Manuel López Toirán from Monday, 18 January, at 4.30pm.

Curated by the Estación 2B cultural association and the municipal delegation of Historical Heritage, the exhibition consists of 15 sculptures carved out of wood and 10 painted wall-mounted planks.

José Manuel Toirán, who is from Sarria in Lugo (Galicia), spent his childhood making sculptures out of plasticine. Once he became a teenager, he fully embraced his creative side at the Padre San Millán arts school.

He proudly describes himself as self-taught with a wide range of influences, from his experience in the world of construction and managing an extensive real estate portfolio, to exploring countries such as Cuba, Algeria, Morocco, Senegal and Guinea-Bissau.

His work is a tribute to nature, expressing his preferred, though not exclusive, use of wood as a noble material above all other things.

The artist delves into collective thinking based on his own psyche, talent and taste. Nothing is random in the execution or result of this artist's work which will be open to visitors until 10 February (Tuesday to Saturday, 9am to 8pm).