Collection: Jaume Plensa

Jaume Plensa Suñé (Barcelona, ​​August 23, 1955) is a Spanish plastic artist, sculptor and engraver. Very versatile artist who has also experimented with drawing, opera settings, video projections or acoustic installations. He is known for his large sculptures made up of letters and numbers, and also for his heads with closed eyes.

The main distinctions obtained by the artist have been the following:

1993: Medaille des Chevaliers des Arts et Letres, Ministry of Culture, France.
1996: Prize from the Atelier Calder Foundation, Saché, France.
1997: National Prize for Plastic Arts, Generalitat of Catalonia, Barcelona, ​​Spain.
2002: Awarded Honorary Doctorate by the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
2012: National Prize for Plastic Arts of 2012.
2012: National Graphic Art Award 2013.8​ for National Chalcography.
2013: Velázquez Prize for Plastic Arts, (equivalent in painting to the Cervantes Prize). The jury for this award valued the coherence of a career in which he has profoundly renewed the plastic language of sculpture, integrating poetry and conceptualization with proposals of great aesthetic intensity.
2015: City of Barcelona Award for the international projection of the city of Barcelona 2015.
2018: Awarded Doctor Honoris Causa by the Autonomous University of Barcelona.