Internationally celebrated Spanish artist Jaume Plensa has emerged as one of the most significant voices in contemporary sculpture. For over thirty years, Plensa has created a multifaceted body of work that interplays traditional materials with unconventional media on monumental and intimate scales. Deftly working in steel, cast iron, resin, glass and stone, Plensa has traversed the globe with his public works and international exhibitions including at the Reina Sofia (Spain), Yorkshire Sculpture Park (United Kingdom), and the Musee National Jeu de Paume (France). From the Crown Fountain in Chicago, a modern day agora in an urban landscape, to Echo , the monumental, yet serene portrait which greets Seattle’s citizens by land and sea, Plensa’s nomadic practice speaks to the capacity and beauty of humanity, celebrating the similarities of the world’s seemingly divergent cultures.
Published in partnership with Richard Gray Gallery, One Thought Fills Immensity takes a comprehensive look at the artist’s practice since the 1980s. Illustrated in this volume are works on paper and sculpture that highlight Plensa’s overlapping themes while exploring the breadth within his lifelong practice of working in both abstraction and figuration. With over 200 color plates and contributions from an international group of scholars including Clare Lilley, Yorkshire Sculpture Park; Catherine Millet, Artpress; Fumio Nanjo, Mori Art Museum; Brooke Kamin Rappaport, Madison Square Park Conservancy; and Jeremy Strick, Nasher Sculpture Center, One Thought Fills Immensity is the essential publication for collectors and critics alike.