Amongst the works, we meet Minna, a nine-foot-tall portrait depicting a young woman with her eyes closed in a state of repose. Created from dark basalt stone, Minna is the artist’s largest work in the medium to date. Nocturne continues with a series of five bronze portraits – Anna, Irma, Laura, Lou, and Rui Rui. Arranged closely together, as if in silent dialogue, each bronze head presents a uniquely textured surface, the result of being cast from the same moulds Plensa uses to form his steel mesh figures. Once cast in bronze, Plensa hand-paints the surface of each work with a layer of white, carefully obscuring the original dark finish while elucidating the serene facial features of his subjects.
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