Jaume Plensa – biography
From very young he moved to Germany, then he moves to Brussels and then in Paris, where he teaches at the Ecole Nationale de Beaux Arts. He currently lives again near Barcelona, where he developed his plans with the help of a group of employees in a large industrial warehouse.
Early in his career his work is linked to heavy materials such as iron and bronze in creating works anthropomorphic starting from the union and disassembly of materials. As time passed, the artist adds different elements to his works: plasma plastic, glass and plastics and modern that allow him to play with light to give life to his creations.
His work probably best known is the “Crown Fountain”, a fountain of glass, stainless steel, LED screens, video (created in 1000 by capturing faces), light, wood, black granite and water, consisting of two towers 16 meters high on a layer of water of 70 x 14 meters and a total area of 2,200 m2. The construction of this work, the artist has dedicated to the inhabitants of the city of Chicago by offering them a space of freedom, it lasted four years and was made possible thanks to the family of patrons Crown.
Jaume Plensa is currently the only living artist who has been dedicated to an exhibit at the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas. It should also be remembered that Plensa in the past developed the design of the costumes and sets for some work, collaborating with the group La Fura dels Baus in some representations as The Magic Flute and The Damnation of Faust.
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