"Sculpture is the best way to ask a question," explains Spanish conceptual artist and sculptor Jaume Plensa. "The main obsession for me was to try to understand the relationship between individuality, single, and the community, the totality."
Reflecting on the major retrospective at Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA), Richard Gray Gallery produced an interview with Jaume Plensa to discuss his practice and philosophy for making work. "The work is so strongly related with your personal life, that it is moving, following you, in some way," he says. "I’m from the Mediterranean, which means that for me I have to touch, to caress even ideas." Ferran Barenblit, Director of MACBA, explains that curating Plensa’s exhibition has created a dialogue between the artist’s works and the museum’s history of showing conceptual art.
Jaume Plensa’s retrospective at MACBA exhibited from December 1, 2018 until April 22, 2019.
Video © Richard Gray Gallery. A Frieze Studios film. All images © Jaume Plensa / MACBA.