Barcelona-based sculptor Jordi Díez Fernández fabricates stunning and expressive sculptures out of scraps of shiny metal. The skilled artist adeptly creates figurative pieces, transforming the unyielding material into recognizable and emotive forms. He manages to add a sense of warmth and humanity to cold, hard steel. This particular piece, titled Celia, is an intricate installation that simultaneously celebrates the human form and pays tribute to the artist's wife.
On his website, Fernández refers to the nearly 6-foot-high piece as a “monumental portrait on steel through the total synthesis of a given physiognomy.” The expressive construct stares out at the world from where her bust stands. The artist's homage to his wife captures a realistic sense of expression, though he also assures viewers: “By the way, my wife has wonderful hair.”
Celia is yet another impressive addition to Fernández’ ever-expanding collection. With each new creation, Fernández’ proves himself to be an artist with a beautiful vision and an expert ability to advance his ambitious pieces into reality.