Jaume Plensa

Spain, 1955

Internationally acclaimed Spanish artist, Jaume Plensa works in a variety of artistic media: from drawing, sculpture and print, to set design and video and sound installations. His sculptural works has gone through several stages developed largely with recuperation materials, iron, bronze and copper. In 1986, he started a series of cast iron sculptures, then he incorporated light and relief written text. Recently his melting materials have been synthetic resin, glass, alabaster, plastic, light, concrete, video and sound. He also has a large production of works on paper and etchings. Beside his sculptural oeuvre he is collaborating often working on stage design and costumes for opera and theatre productions.

Jaume Plensa’s work has been exhibited in numerous galleries and museums in Europe and the United States : Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona (Spain); Galerie Nationale du Jeu de Paume, Paris (France); Henry Moore Sculpture Trust, Halifax (United Kingdom); Musée d’Art Contemporain, Lyons (France); Museo Luigi Pecci, Prato (Italy);Musée des Beaux-Arts, Caen (France); Wilhelm-Lehmbruck-Museum, Duisburg (Germany), Kunsthalle Mannheim Museum (Germany), The Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, Grand Rapids, Michigan, (USA); The Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, (USA).

He is currently preparing for his personal exhibitions, in The Yorkshire Sculpture Park, (United Kingdom), The Madison Square Park, New York (USA) in 2011 and also the one at EMMA - Espoo Museum of Modern Art, Espoon Kaupunk, Finland in 2012.

Image: Source www.jaumeplensa.com - Photo by Jonty Wilde