jaume plensa at the yorkshire sculpture park
 
jaume plensa at the yorkshire sculpture park
jul 04, 2011

jaume plensa at the yorkshire sculpture park

barcelona-born contemporary artist and sculptor jaume plensa is currently showing his first  major UK exhibition at the yorkshire sculpture park in wakefield, england. exhibited in the underground gallery as well as the surrounding outdoor landscape, the collection of  sculptures and drawings consists of both recent and new works that encourages its viewers to explore the art in a tactile and sensorial manner.

jaume plensa at the yorkshire sculpture park
‘nuria’ and ‘irma’ by jaume plensa
image courtesy YSP / © jonty wilde (also main image)

 

 

formally drawing heavily from the human figure, the large-scale sculptures are often conceived as transparent structures that blend in with the context of the local landscape. ‘house of knowledge’ is a central outdoor piece that utilizes steel letters to build a large human body, transforming the sculpture into architecture in which visitors can step in to. many of the work incorporate light, sound and text elements to illustrate the notion of space in an immersive fashion.

jaume plensa at the yorkshire sculpture park
‘house of knowledge’ with a view of ‘nuria’ and ‘irma’ by jaume plensa
image courtesy YSP / © jonty wilde

jaume plensa at the yorkshire sculpture park
detail of ‘house of knowledge’ by jaume plensa
image courtesy daniel hall

jaume plensa at the yorkshire sculpture park
‘spiegal’ by jaume plensa
image courtesy YSP / © jonty wilde

jaume plensa at the yorkshire sculpture park
‘yorkshire souls I, II and III’ by jaume plensa
image courtesy YSP / © jonty wilde

jaume plensa at the yorkshire sculpture park
‘heart of trees’ by jaume plensa
image courtesy YSP / © jonty wilde

jaume plensa at the yorkshire sculpture park
‘la llarga nit’ by jaume plensa
image courtesy YSP / © jonty wilde

jaume plensa at the yorkshire sculpture park
view of ‘spiegal’ at night
image courtesy YSP / © jonty wilde

jaume plensa at the yorkshire sculpture park
jaume plensa with ‘kneeling shadow’
image courtesy YSP / © lorne campbell/guzelian

  • Wonderful objects! Saw the men on poles street lights in Nice, France!

    cynthia woodyard
  • @marcie so anyone can be an artist? As long as what they make is true to their heart and mind? Who for heaven’s sake knows this?

    It’s wonderful so many like Plensa’s work but it’s not very interesting or moving, lacks depth and dimensions, is probably no more than sentimental.

    Mort D'urban
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