The Spanish artist known as Jaume Plensa is back. Known for his depictions of the human face through sculpture, the artist returns with a brand new exhibition. He recently revealed a solo exhibition at Gray Warehouse in Chicago called “Nocturne.” The artist presented a new body of work that focuses on inner tranquility. The exhibition includes a range of sculptural designs crafted from stone, glass, steel, and bronze.
A total of nine sculptures are on display, though the centerpiece is a nine-foot-tall basalt sculpture called Minna. The piece features a young woman with her eyes closed in a state of repose. The gallery released a statement regarding the exhibition. It reads: “Whether embracing or opposing the intrinsic qualities of his materials, Plensa’s exhibition of sculptural portraits symbolizes the potential for hope to emerge from a place of total darkness.”
The statement goes on to say, “With deep material awareness, Plensa offers the illusion of a weightless form, fabricating and rendering otherwise monumental works into light, airy apparitions.” Another highlight is a series of five bronze portraits: Anna, Irma, Laura, Lou, and Rui Rui. These sculptures are found close together as if they are having a conversation. Each bronze head features a distinct textured surface.
Take a closer look at “Nocturne” in the images and find out more about the exhibition from Gray Warehouse’s website. In the meantime, keep it locked with The Culture Curators for more art and art news coming very soon.
Photos via Gray Warehouse