IIW welded art exhibition, 2021


Josep Plandiura Vilacís was born in 1943 in Taradell, Barcelona. He is a self-educated sculptor. He works with iron and mainly with Corten steel. He collaborated with the renowned architect Frank Gerhy and the sculptor Anthony Caro. In 1988, he founded the International Modern Art Center La Rectoria in Sant Pere de Vilamajor. His designs have always been focused towards public sculpture and large size pieces with sculptures in churches, roundabouts and spaces of natural interest all around Catalonia and Spain. Nowadays he works in his atelier based in Parets del Vallès near Barcelona.

Contact info Website: http://plandiura.cat/ • E-mail: josep.plandiura@gmail.com

Exhibit “CAMPANAR” The materials used and the creation process of the 22m high Campanar sculpture located at El Prat de Llobregat (Barcelona, Catalonia) are as follows.This monument is a bell tower consisting of three braided columns. The lower part was built with Corten S355 J2 W 5mm thick sheets shaped with a plate rolling machine. The bottom parts were reinforced with 1000 mm x 20 mm platen plates. These plates in the ground base have 10mmCorten steel supplements welded to the concrete base. In the upper part each column has inner reinforcing welded squares separated at 40-50 cmdistances. The inside of the sculpture is painted with grey antioxidant painting to remove condensation. Its surface is painted with two layers of Titanlux paint with a rusty steel colour, giving ease of cleaning and maintenance. Dimensions 22 m high x 1 m x 1 m


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