Yorkshire Sculpture Park
Barcelona-born contemporary artist and sculptor Jaume Plensa is currently showing his first major UK exhibition at the yorkshire sculpture park in wakefield, england. More after the jump…
Exhibited in the underground gallery as well as the surrounding outdoor landscape, the collection of sculptures and drawings consists of both recent and new works that encourages its viewers to explore the art in a tactile and sensorial manner.
Formally drawing heavily from the human figure, the large-scale sculptures are often conceived as transparent structures that blend in with the context of the local landscape. ‘house of knowledge’ is a central outdoor piece that utilizes steel letters to build a large human body, transforming the sculpture into architecture in which visitors can step in to. many of the work incorporate light, sound and text elements to illustrate the notion of space in an immersive fashion.