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Jaume Plensa Residency March to August 1996

Photos : Guillaume Blanc

Jaume Plensa was born in Barcelona in 1955. He currently lives between Barcelona and Paris, where he has taught at the École Nationale des Beaux-Arts.

His work has been exhibited in numerous museums and galleries: Fondation Joan Miró, Barcelona; Galerie nationale du Jeu de Paume, Paris; Henry Moore Sculpture Trust, Halifax, UK; Malmö Konsthall, Malmö, Sweden; Musée d'Art Contemporain de Lyon; Musée Luigi Pecci, Prato, Italy; Kestner Gesellschaft, Hanover, Germany; Palais Vélasquez / Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia de Madrid, Spain; Arts Cluc Center for Contemporary Art de Chicago, USA; CAC, Malaga etc.

Jaume Plensa's sculptural work has gone through different periods. While in the early 80s he favored the use of salvaged iron objects to create sculptures depicting anthropomorphic figures and forms, by the 90s all forms of figuration had disappeared from his work.
Jaume Plensa continues to use iron, but combines it with materials that capture light (resin, glass, etc.).
This is the technique he developed at Atelier Calder with a series of cabins composed of iron structures and translucent resin panels on which texts are engraved. The presence of both material and text contributes to the poetic dimension of his work. This ensemble was presented at the Galerie Nationale du Jeu de Paume in 1996.


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