Behind the Walls, the sculpture that attracts us but doesn’t reveal itself

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18 June 2019

In the middle of the Rockefeller Center, Spanish artist Jaume Plensa has created "Behind the Walls", a huge sculpture of a covered face.

Every year at the Frieze Sculpture Art Fair, the Rockefeller Center area of New York City is populated by artists who present their work. Among the sculptures on display in the 2019 edition already stands out one of all, namely Behind the Walls, made by the Spanish Jaume Plensa

It is an enormous elongated female face that covers her eyes with her hands. Jaume, who has always specialized in works for large public spaces, always tries to create sculptures that carry healthy messages that make his audience reflect on issues related to current affairs, such as globalization or the human condition. 

With Behind the Walls, the Spanish artist has managed to create a work that, as such attracts the public, but at the same time never reveals itself, hides behind the same hands that also serve to capture what surrounds us. 

Sculpture is only the first of the works of 13 other artists you will meet if you decide to visit the Frieze Sculpture and that will remain on display until June 28, 2019. 

Behind the Walls Jaume Plensa | Collater.al
Behind the Walls Jaume Plensa | Collater.al
Behind the Walls Jaume Plensa | Collater.al
Behind the Walls Jaume Plensa | Collater.al
Behind the Walls Jaume Plensa | Collater.al
Behind the Walls Jaume Plensa | Collater.al
Behind the Walls Jaume Plensa | Collater.al
Behind the Walls Jaume Plensa | Collater.al

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