Celebrated Catalan sculptor accepts honorary degree
Jaume Plensa’s art can be found all over the world, including in Barcelona, London, Chicago, and more
Have you ever walked past of Barcelona’s modernist Palau de la Música theater? What about played in the Crown Fountain in Millennial Park in Chicago, or admired the BBC Broadcasting House in London? In that case, you will have seen the art of Catalan sculptor Jaume Plensa, who was just awarded the Honorary Degree from the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB).
Plensa defends the role of art in society
In the town of Cerdanyola del Vallès, Plensa was presented with the UAB Honorary Degree “for his valuable contributions as a sculptor of international renown having developed a sculpture-based concept of zoomorphic forms, as well as for his artistic character, multifaceted in materials, sensations, and ideas.”
The dean of the university, Margarita Arboix, defined Plensa as “the most internationally renowned living Catalan artist, regards public installation works,” whose sculptures, added Arboix, “have life and soul.”