Jaume Plensa, a Catalan artist, has been elected full academician by the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando. Juan Bordes, sculptor, and Victor Nieto, professors, presented his candidacy.
According to a statement by the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando Jaume Plensa (Barcelona 1955), held his first solo exhibition in 1980. He was also a professor at Paris' Ecole Nationale des Beaux-Arts. He is also a visiting professor at the School of the Art Institute of the University of Chicago.
He also exhibits in some of America's most prestigious museums, art centres, galleries, and galleries. He has received important international and national prizes, such as the Medaille des Chevaliers des Arts et Lettres de France (1993), Prize of the Fondation Atelier Calder (1996), and the National Prize for Culture of Plastic Arts of the Generalitat de Catalunya (2000).
He was made Doctor Honoris Causa at the University of Barcelona (2018) in 2005.
Without the use of new materials, Jaume Plensa cannot explain his work. He began working with water, glass, resins and light in 1986. His artistic production included sculpture in public spaces. He has created works in cities across the United States, France, Japan and England.
His most famous project was the Crown Fountain in Chicago's Millennium Park. In 2005, she created Breathing for BBC London. In 2007, Conversation a Nice at Place Massena was in Nice. In 2009, Dream in St Helens. In 2010 and 2011, Tolerance for Houston and Echo at The Madison Square Park in New York. The University of Houston Mirror and Olhar nos meus Sonhos, Rio de Janeiro 2012 were also presented. Julia in Plaza Colon, Madrid in 2018.
Jaume Plensa's work has been admired for its diversity in expression. It can be large sculptures, sets, costumes and sets for opera, as well as drawings, prints, artist's books, multiples on papers, and more.
This creative plurality is reflected in his writing. It also reflects a strategy to redefine artistic functionality that revolves around the sign, word, and body.