Interview: Sculptor Jaume Plensa

The figurative innovator on inspiration, process, the speed of the industry and his collaboration with Ruinart champagne

Among the roster of international contemporary artists frequently positioning their art in public (and outdoor) settings, few bend the mind as much as Spanish sculptor Jaume Plensa. If his name isn’t immediately familiar, his work most certainly will be—from Chicago’s Crown Fountain to a pop-up installation in NYC’s Madison Square Park, his placement everywhere from a “Mission Impossible” film and hotel lobbies around the world. …

Interview: KAWS on His First Solo UK Museum Exhibition

An outdoor/indoor show at Yorkshire Sculpture Park of wondrous, over-sized sculptures and colorful paintings

There’s a balance between the personal and universal, and even the emotive and receptive, within the works of American artist KAWS. His sculptures and paintings exude a frequent immensity, and an always-present captivation. It makes sense, then, that his first major UK solo exhibition would take place both indoors and outdoors. Yorkshire Sculpture Park and the Longside Gallery will play host to 20 works by …

Wayne Chisnall: Dreams of Being Batman

Found materials, superheroes and more in the sculptor's new London exhibition

Newly minted London exhibition space The Vaults Gallery is located deep in the underground tunnels below the gigantic Waterloo Station. To enter, pass the skateboarders and street artists tagging the walls of Leake Street, also known as The Tunnel, an authorized graffiti area started by iconic street artist Banksy in 2008. The gallery itself can be found on one side of the colorful, chaotic underpass, …