Day 346/365 of Steel – Jaume Plensa

Spanish sculptor Jaume Plensa (b. August 23, 1955) enjoys worldwide fame for his meter-high sculptures of women’s heads in public spaces. They have their eyes closed and offer an almost meditative sight. The so typical atmosphere of contemplation and introspection was beautifully expressed in Plensa’s acclaimed exhibition at the Basilica di San Giorgio Maggiore during the 2015 Venice Biennale.

Wonderland, Stainless Steel, Canada
Fig 1: Wonderland, Stainless Steel, Canada
Photo: Plensa Studio / Thomas Porostocky

More than 30 major projects have been executed by Plensa in cities such as Chicago, Dubai, London, Liverpool, Nice, Tokyo, Toronto, and Vancouver. Over the past thirty-five years, he has produced a multifaceted body of work creating sculpture that speaks to the capacity and beauty of humanity.

Together by Jaume Plensa
Fig 2: Together by Jaume Plensa

Conventional sculptural materials like glass, steel, and bronze blend with unconventional media such as water, light, and sound to create hybrid works of intricate energy, psychological weight, and symbolic richness. By posing numerous dualities, such as interior and exterior, light and dark, and earth and sky, his works range from intimate, delicate works on paper to monumental public projects, such as the iconic Laura in Century City, Los Angeles.

Source: Richard Gray Gallery

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Bruno Dursin – Managing Director at Believe in Steel. Bruno has more than 30 years of experience in promoting steel & steel solutions. His clients benefit from his extensive network within the building industry.

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