Jaume Plensa is a world-renowned artist from Barcelona who has been a teacher at the École Nationale des Beaux-Arts in Paris and now collaborates as Professor invited at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.Read More
A significant part of Plensa’s production is set in the context of public sculpture, a sphere in which he has works installed in Spain, France, Japan, the U.K., Germany, Canada, and the U.S.A. Plensa now lives and works in Barcelona.
Plensa has created numerous public works around the world, including his biggest project, and undoubtedly one of his most brilliant sculptures, The Crown Fountain in Chicago’s Millennium Park. He unveiled his most recent public sculpture, Wonderland, in Calgary, AB, Canada, but has recently presented Echo for Madison Square Park, in New York, World Voices in Dubai, UAE, and Ogijima’s Soul in Ogijima, Japan.
Plensa has had solo exhibitions at the Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas; Musée Picasso, Antibes; Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid; Galerie National du Jeu de Paume, Paris; and the Arts Club of Chicago, among many others.
At the Gazelli Art House’s opening show, he presented his light and 'verbal' sculpture, Overflow, where stainless steel letters are soldered together to create the figure of a sitting man. Additionally, a selection of Plensa’s mixed media drawings on paper were showcased.
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...