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Jaume Plensa: Invisibles

Invisibles brings into focus a new series of drawings that exemplifies the artist’s desire to elevate the physical material of his practice to the unseeable. Using his recent steel mesh sculptures as a point of initial departure, the artist created the Invisibles suite this spring by drawing his subjects’ faces solely from memory. In working from these recollections, he distances himself from rendering specific individuals’ features and instead lingers upon a sense of nostalgia remaining amidst the fragments of the subject’s portrait. By leaving the gestural lines loose and unfastened, Plensa evades the need for completeness, for an endpoint, instead stirring viewers to weave together the faces from his evaporating memories.

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