Contemporary Catalan artist Jaume Plensa, lives and works in Barcelona and Paris. Born in 1955, Plensa studied art in his city of origin Barcelona, in the Escola Llotja and in the Escola Superior de Belles Arts de Sant Jordi. He currently is one of the most important sculptors on the contemporary art scene. Plensa made his name in the 1980s with simple, large forms made from cast iron. His work then evolved into sculptural installations using light, sound and language.