Jaume Plensa b. 1955


Jaume Plensa is a world-renowned artist from Barcelona who has been a teacher at the École Nationale des Beaux-Arts in Paris and now collaborates as Professor invited at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. A significant part of Plensa’s production is set in the context of public sculpture, a sphere in which he has works installed in Spain, France, Japan, UK, Germany, Canada, and USA.
Plensa has created numerous public works around the world, including his biggest project, and undoubtedly one of his most brilliant sculptures, The Crown Fountain in Chicago’s Millennium Park. He unveiled his most recent public sculpture, Wonderland, in Calgary, AB, Canada, but has recently presented Echo for Madison Square Park, in New York, World Voices in Dubai, UAE, and Ogijima’s Soul in Ogijima, Japan. He has had solo exhibitions at the Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas; Musée Picasso, Antibes; Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid; Galerie National du Jeu de Paume, Paris; and the Arts Club of Chicago, among many others.
He lives and works in Barcelona. For Gazelli Art House’s opening show, Plensa will present his light and ‘verbal’ sculpture, 'Overflow', where stainless steel letters are soldered together to create the figure of a sitting man. Additionally, a selection of Plensa’s mixed media drawings on paper will be also showcased. Plensa shares his residence between Paris and Barcelona.