jaume plensa at the yorkshire sculpture park
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.

‘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.

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

detail of ‘house of knowledge’ by jaume plensa
image courtesy daniel hall

‘spiegal’ by jaume plensa
image courtesy YSP / © jonty wilde

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

‘heart of trees’ by jaume plensa
image courtesy YSP / © jonty wilde

‘la llarga nit’ by jaume plensa
image courtesy YSP / © jonty wilde

view of ‘spiegal’ at night
image courtesy YSP / © jonty wilde

jaume plensa with ‘kneeling shadow’
image courtesy YSP / © lorne campbell/guzelian

  • I think it is very nice.

    Dario says:

    launch your browser says:
  • Love the figures hugging the trees

    douglas montgomery says:
  • Beautiful work

    sonal says:
  • more crazy art like this!

    kiX says:
  • exciting for my eyes. so beautiful! definitely moving.

    nic. says:
  • owo! prosto super!!!

    Tankovskaya Tatiana says:
  • Great! Congratulations Jaume!

    Alfonso Govela says:
  • To have an idea is not necessarily an art. Originality and kitsch are not excluding themselves. Arcimboldo’s pictures are painted bot not paintings therefore. Humour is admitted in sculpture since a time but to be placed alone in Naure: it is scurrile or schizophrenic.

    Zoltán George M a y e r M.D. says:
  • jaume plensa’s wireframe sculptures are simply mind blowing

    Gianfranco says:
  • i love it

    nicatnusalov says:
  • beautiful public art Mr Plensa got it right

    FJR says:
  • very captivating!!

    andrea says:
  • wow!

    cr2000<3 says:
  • In a word its Awesome …!!!

    http://www.ancientexcavation.com says:
  • excellent work but the sculptures are in sad mood though.. could be a curve in faces makes more energetic

    LN says:
  • A M A Z I N G!

    RebelPebble says:
  • scenic view and accent sculpture

    bunchong says:
  • son obras fantásticas! Felicitats!

    Solange Prat Eslava says:
  • @Gianfranco art is what we make it to be and these sculptures are true to His heart and mind. Who is anyone to question “what art is or what it is not” are you a master?

    marcie says:
  • @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 says:
  • Wonderful objects! Saw the men on poles street lights in Nice, France!

    cynthia woodyard says:

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