The prowess of artists is always mind-blowing. It doesn’t matter how much art you have seen in a lifetime, art will always be evergreen, having the same effect every time you come across one. It suppresses your expectations, blowing minds away. Dropped in a room filled with art pieces, is like being in a new world totally.
Jaume Plensa, one of the leading Spanish artists and sculptor, is here with another wonder, probably the 8th undiscovered wonder of the world is now being discovered when he shared a look at his latest body of work. It’s unarguably that much artwork comes in different shapes and sizes.
Yet, it does not diminish its value. Plensa’s latest artwork is not as large and grandiose as some of his previous work he is known for, it is still a highly impressive and highly valued artwork.
The remarkable artwork was the finishing of a belt buckle. The finished work on a belt made a debut when Plensa shared his work with news media. The buckle holds the impressive Plesna’s trademark, a visual perspective distortion into a beautiful shape. This visual finishing on the belt buckle is definitely something any art enthusiast will love at first sight. The belt is given a rejuvenated and interesting look.
The belt buckle gives a different view from different perspectives. It’s just sometimes unreal how ates can appear from different perspectives. When the belt buckle is viewed from the front, a viewer will notice that the sculpture gives a thin and compressed look. It resembles a drawing on a stretched-out piece of dough. When viewed from above, without an iota of doubt, the artwork was of course made on adequate materials. Both perspectives are the mind-blowing and perfect iteration of Plensa’s perspective distortion concept, a known landmark trait that has made him famous. He has become a household name and a force to be reckoned with.
This latest piece of artwork is evidence of Plensa’s ability to diversify. For an artist known to always work on bigger pieces, this is quite a surprise. A good one at that! Many of his existing art pieces have graced homes and are displayed in several countries- the United Kingdom, Canada, Italy, and even the United Arab Emirates. This piece is about to travel wide and near.
Plensa described that the belt buckle is made of a mat of ruthenium finish – as well as a black Selachii leather material. He said that the belt’s material combination reminded him of a belt he got from an old friend years ago. This artist product which serves as a fashion statement is available as a part of 6a limited edition one of the 20 pieces set. While you slay, you keep being artistic.
Plensa is known for his brilliant and impressive work which he has always owed to various experiences shaped his life. One of his most notable works is his depictions of the human face through innovative technology and sculptures. He believes that his work should be in public spaces to inspire people, this could also play a part in that vision.
Taking a trip into Plensa’s work history: Crown Fountain (2004) proved to be the breakout of Plensa’s work. Commissioned in Chicago’s Millennium Park, the piece of art uses large, reflective towers and LED boards to project close-up images of people. Plensa has had several other impressive works, including Water’s Soul (2020) in New Jersey and Roots (2014) in Tokyo.
About the Artist
Jaume Plensa is a sculptor and visual artist who has been active since 1980. Born in Barcelona in 1955, Plensa studied at the Llotja School of Art and Design and at the Sant Jordi School of Fine Arts. He had his first exhibition in 1980, and he has since gone on to work in multiple countries and different capacities.
Through his illustrious career, Plensa has been known for several of his landmark projects. These include Love Sounds, which is available at the Kestner Gesellschaft in Germany; The Secret Heart, which is available in Augsburg; and the Invisibles, which is available at the Palacio de Cristal–Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in Madrid.
Plensa has received several awards and recognitions, including the National Price for Fine Art (1997), the Medaille de Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres (1993), and a Doctor Honoris Causa (2005) Award from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Plensa has also been committed to nurturing the next generation of artists. Throughout his career, he has taught at the École Nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts in France, and he remains a visiting professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.