Jaume Plensa Spanish, b. 1955


An acclaimed creator of public art, Jaume Plensa produces monumental sculptures in steel, glass, marble, polyester resin, concrete, and bronze. Major Canadian installations include the monumental white Dreaming (2007) at Richmond-Adelaide Centre, Toronto and Source (2017) at Montreal's Bonaventure Gateway.


Predominantly producing figurative sculpture, Plensa has created larger-than-life-sized heads constructed of fine, stainless-steel wire mesh so that their surrounding environments are visible through the works, and bronze figures cast from his own body. “Sculpture is not only talking about volumes,” he has said. “It is talking about something deep inside ourselves that without sculpture we cannot describe. We are always with one foot in normal life and one foot in the most amazing abstraction” (via Artsy).