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Jaume Plensa was born in Barcelona in 1955, where he still lives and works.
His work went through several major stages. As a great admirer of Michelangelo, Alexandre Calder, Antoni Tapies and Joan Miro, he started using and working with waste materials, then iron, bronze, copper… and from 1986 onwards, he started making a series of cast iron sculptures.
His sculptures, which play with the relationship between words, signs and the human body, have today become his signature.
The sculpture that Jaume Plensa has created for Maison Ruinart, a silent witness, takes up the shape of characters that he has already created, but there is never any repetition in his work. Every piece is unique.
Every letter, assembled by hand, creates a second skin for the form, which is always reborn in a different manner.