The Senda Gallery exhibits bronze sculptures of faces of young girls
The Barcelona sculptor Jaume Plensa stars in an “intimate exhibition” at the Senda Gallery in Barcelona in which she shows sculptures of faces of young girls sculpted in a wooden mold that then goes to bronze to convey a new, more organic aesthetic, explained the artist in Press conference on Tuesday.
The exhibition ‘El bosc blanc’, which can be visited until the end of January, brings together works of a smaller scale than Plensa usually works and is a ‘tribute to the individual within the community’, which has resembled a forest, where all the trees look the same, but each one has its singularities.
In the same way, he has said that it happens in a society where “when a person disappears, countries, continents and libraries disappear: all the imaginary that treasures in their interior”, observed the sculptor, who has emphasized that the exhibition is intimate and seeks dialogue with the visiting person to complete.
The works have been finished this year and show the faces of young girls carved in a mold of wood that then goes to bronze complete with a base also made of wood and covered with a white patina to inspire serenity, sweetness and air of purity.
Regarding the materials, he stressed that they are not an end in itself: “I have never been faithful to a material”, commented the sculptor, who recently announced his decision to temporarily give away the work of ‘Carmela’ in front of the Palau de la Catalan Music.
The artist has accompanied the sculptures with an action on the walls in which he has drawn juvenile faces made with graphite directly on the wall to wrap exposure based on real faces of girls.
Girls between 8 and 14 years old
“They are always girls between 8 and 14, which is when beauty changes at incredible speed, it is in transit, they are girls who are no longer, but they are not women,” says Plensa, who always creates sculptures with her eyes closed to convey introspection and spirituality.
In the exhibition, “the pieces appear a little raised to appear to be reflected in a liquid soil,” in an exercise of unifying architecture with space not only to show works, but to give a special perfume and energy, has said .
According to Plensa, each of the works – ranging from 30,000 to 380,000 euros – has the ability to survive on its own and could live in hostile environments. “Barcelona was generally distracted in culture,” the sculptor lamented, asked about the tensions generated by his work in the field of contemporary art in the Catalan capital.
In the thread of this question, he referred to a joke in the New Yorker magazine in which a pharaoh jokes about the possibility of going down in history with what had saved the community: “Everything that is related to culture seems Is expensive, and the politician lacks the courage of the risk of culture. ”
Culture, a “great absence”
“Culture has become a great absence, not only here, but throughout Spain,” deplored Plensa, who has opined that when there is no money, it can be supplied with imagination.
“Here or everyone agrees or never does anything,” observed Plensa, who, in turn, praised the diversity of positions and positions, which he said he prefers in the face of uniformity.
However, he stressed the need to import the role of American civil society in which more initiatives are activated through the support of citizens and their donations in an exercise that promotes diversity.