jaume plensa: blind angel at art basel 2012
jaume plensa: blind angel at art basel 2012
jul 01, 2012

jaume plensa: blind angel at art basel 2012

‘blind angel’ by jaume plensa polyester resin, stainless steel, light 205 x 148 x 122 cm image © designboom




new york galerie lelong presented spanish artist jaume plensa’s latest sculpture ‘blind angel’ at art basel 2012. the large lighting installation constructed  by polyester resin and stainless steel resembles a man crouched in the fetal position whilst covering his eyes. if you approach the piece closely, the word  soul becomes apparent, covering up the entire area of his mouth. in correlation with light, the scale of the sculpture creates a very spiritual like moment  due to the way it is composed. like in previous works, plensa uses large scale figures to create an emphasis on human bodies and faces.

jaume plensa: blind angel at art basel 2012 view from below sculpture image © designboom

jaume plensa: blind angel at art basel 2012 close up of the quote image © designboom

jaume plensa: blind angel at art basel 2012 view from the right image © designboom

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