Jaume Plensa creates sculptures and installations that unify individuals through connections of spirituality, the body, and collective memory. Literature, psychology, biology, language, and history have been key guiding elements throughout his career. Using a wide range of materials including steel, cast iron, resin, paraffin wax, glass, light, water, and sound, Plensa lends physical weight and volume to components of the human condition and the ephemeral.Read More
Plensa is highly active in projects in public space; his celebrated works can be seen in Millennium Park, Illinois; Olympic Sculpture Park, Washington; Burj Khalifa, United Arab Emirates; BBC Broadcasting Tower and St. Helens, England; Pearson International Airport, Canada; Daikanyama, Toranomon Hills, and Ogijima Japan; Shanghai IFC Mall, China; Albright Knox Art Gallery, New York; Rice University, Texas; Bastion Saint-Jaume, France; Raoul Wallenberg Square, Sweden; and Pérez Art Museum Miami, Florida, among many other sites worldwide. The artist has presented solo exhibitions at prestigious institutions around the globe including the Institut Valencia d'Art Moderne, Spain; Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, Texas; Musée Picasso, France; Yorkshire Sculpture Park, England; and the Espoo Museum of Modern Art, Finland. Jaume Plensa: Human Landscape recently to the Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art, Tennessee; Tampa Museum of Art, Florida; and Toledo Museum of Art, Ohio. _Jaume Plensa: Together_was presented at the Basilica San Giorgio Maggiore in Italy as a collateral event of the 56th Venice Biennale.
The artist was born in Barcelona, Spain in 1955, where he currently lives and works.
Text courtesy Galerie Lelong & Co. New York.
For three months, Frieze Sculpture (3 July—6 October) transforms Regent's Park, London, into an open gallery with sculptures by artists from all over the world. This year's edition is again curated by Clare Lilley, director of programme at Yorkshire Sculpture Park since 1992 and curator of Frieze Sculpture since 2012. This insight takes a...
World renowned artist and sculptor Jaume Plensa talks about his inspiration for several pieces in the exhibit Jaume Plensa: Human Landscape, which runs through May 15 at the Tampa Museum of Art.
Born in Barcelona and working internationally since 1980, artist Jaume Plensa encapsulates themes of globalization and human presence, conveyed through mediums such as steel, bronze, synthetic resins, sound, plastic and light. While his work can be seen in museums, galleries and art fairs around the world — like Together for the Venice...
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