2011 - JAUME PLENSA

In 2011 the YSP hosted a wonderful exhibition of works by the Catalan sculptor Jaume Plensa, whose work can also be seen on this site via the pages dedicated to Chatsworth and Nice.   The pictures below are from this exhibition.


Poster advertising the exhibition - copyright Yorkshire Sculpture Park; reproduced here with their permission.   The poster depicts Dialogue, 2009.   Polyester resin, stainless steel, light and marble pebbles. Dimensions variable. Collection: Copperhill Mountain Lodge, ┼re, Sweden / Courtesy Galerie Lelong, New York. Photo: Jonas Kullman.


Heart of Trees


Heart of Trees, with Yorkshire Soul I, II and III in the background.


Yorkshire Soul I, II and III


Spiegel.   One of a pair of figures, composed of characters from Hebrew, Arabic, Chinese, Cyrillic, Hindi and Latin alphabets, facing each other. Spiegel is German for mirror.


One of two steel mesh heads entitled Nuria and Irma.


One of two steel mesh heads entitled Nuria and Irma.


One of two steel mesh heads entitled Nuria and Irma.


Twenty nine palms.   A curtain of letters, forming extracts of poems, reading vertically.


Twenty nine palms.   See above.


See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil.   One of three internally illuminated fibreglass figures.


See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil.   See above.


See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil.   See above.


In the midst of dreams.   One of three internally illuminated heads, set on a blanket of marble pebbles. The words embossed on to faces are taken from Oscar Wilde's poem written whilst in Reading Gaol.


In the midst of dreams.   See above.


In the midst of dreams.   See above.


Alabasta Heads.   Alabasta carvings, modelled on photographs of girls' heads, vertically distorted as computer images.


Alabasta Heads.   See above.


Alabasta Heads.   See above.


Archetectural model of sculpted figures on plinths.   Presumably a working model for figures such as those installed in the Place MassÚna, Nice; see Nice page on this site. The reflections are in the perspex enclosure of the model.


Archetectural model of sculpted figures on plinths.   See above.


Archetectural model of sculpted figures on plinths.   See above.


Archetectural model of sunshades.





Plensa is also represented in the north of England by Dream, a 20 metre head of a sleeping woman, constructed on the site of the old slag heap of the Sutton Manor Colliery, one of the largest pits in Lancashire until its closure in 1991.  Three images of Dream are shown below.   The aircraft is courtesy of John Lennon Airport.