Jaume Plensa is one of the most internationally renowned Spanish artists who, over almost forty years, has developed an elaborate and personal production that includes sculpture, drawing, graphic work, artist books, scenarios and costumes for opera and theater or projects of public sculpture However, the artist affirms his training and vocation: "I always end up making sculpture, regardless of the medium I use ... I do not conceive sculpture as a physical form of filling space, but as a source of energy, of vibration, that emanates from things expanding in space. " Supports, techniques and materials are containers and vehicles to capture beauty and reflect on being and its relationship with space, language, duality or memory.
Palmadotze has followed with interest the evolution of his work started at the beginning of the eighties and the artist has participated in different exhibitions and projects of the gallery as "Actual Sculpture Exhibition" (1990), the intervention "A hospitable city" in the Hospital County of Alt Penedès (1995) or the exhibition "Cupajes y otros alimias II" in the Chapel of St. Juan de Vilafranca within the Festival Arts Penedés 2000.
The present exhibition, the first in Mas Pujó, brings together a selection of recent graphic work designed to be received in the space of the farmhouse, whose origin dates back to the fifteenth century. In this space of individual, family and collective memory, Plensa's work acquires, rebels and amplifies its meaning. The works show the bodies and faces of anonymous men, women and children, and evoke their look, smile and gesture with deliberate neutrality. Paradoxically, the lack of features that reveal their identity does not avoid transmitting their presence and individual essence linked according to the artist to a place and time. "Every human being is a place ... a space inhabited in itself that moves and develops, a place in time and geography, in volume and color ... every time a human being dies, a house closes and loses a place ... My work is his memory, the frozen fixation of so much effort, developing and disappearing in the transience of light ... my work is dedicated to all the people who appear and disappear almost like perfume , which leaves a trail and becomes invisible ... When someone disappears, they do a lot of privileged information. " Information that Plensa evokes through bodies made of words, letters or signs, or silhouettes accompanied by phrases that confirm the importance and relevance that poetry and literature have in his work as catalysts also of emotion and reflection, necessary to "create ethical models " inspiring for society.