Born in Barcelona, Spain, currently sharing his residence between Paris and Barcelona, Plensa is a contemporary sculptor known all over the world for his sculptures that
blend in with public spaces. But he also works in a wide range of media including drawing, sculpture, print-making, opera scenery, video art, acoustic installations, text and light. Many of his works is built by using the form of letters, symbols, signs and even Asian characters. Most are figurative.
Jaume Plensa believes that letters become meaningful
when they form words together.
“I’ve always been passionate not just about words, but about the biological function of letters. Alone, they mean nothing, but together
they form words, which together form texts. A beautiful metaphor for
life and humanity. ”
- JAUME PLENSA à BORDEAUX
City of Bordeaux, France
Recently installed at the Toledo Museum of Art, Ohio, USA
- Glasstress White Light / White Heat
New Sculpture by Jaume Plensa
ARTICLE“The Man With a Thousand Faces” by Joel Henning
The Wall Street Journal, Chicago, USA