New Sculpture by Jaume Plensa Unveiled at London's Frieze Sculpture Park
For Frieze Sculpture Park 2013, celebrated artist Jaume Plensa will present Chloe, a seven-metre tall sculpture in the centre of London's Regent's Park. Continuing Plensa's tradition of reimagining and re-presenting the human figure, Chloe's presence encourages the viewer to enter a state of serenity and contemplation. In a return to a favoured medium from early in Plensa's career, Chloeis formed in cast iron, creating a contemporary sculpture with a timeless aesthetic, which has become a hallmark of Plensa's unique practice.
At the end of May, Jaume Plensa presented Rui-Rui in the heart of Venice for the exhibitionGlasstress: White Light/White Heat, a collateral event during the 55th Venice Biennale. In June, eleven sculptures were installed throughout the public spaces of Bordeaux, France for the exhibition Jaume Plensa in Bordeaux. Plensa has also been active in England in recent years - in 2007 he was commissioned by St. Helens Council and Liverpool Biennial for Contemporary Art to create a 20-meter high concrete sculpture in St. Helens, and in 2011 the Yorkshire Sculpture Park held a critically-acclaimed exhibition by the artist. Jaume Plensa: Talking Continents will open on November 1st at Galerie Lelong, NY, and will run through December 14.