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Expression and Figurative Steel Scrap Sculptures

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Jordi Díez Fernández is a sculptor living in Barcelona who uses scrap steel to create highly expressive human sculptures. With his latest tribute to Ildefons Cerdà (below), the city planner who designed Barcelona’s 19th-century expansion called Eixample, Fernández has created beautiful sculptures of lovers entwined arms, athletic and muscular men, and beautiful women.

Fernández uses steel to create expressive, life-like figures, which is surprising because many people have the wrong image that steel is rocky and stiff.

When asked about his purpose for trying such work, Fernández said, “to bring the statue back to its original place, an intimate place where the audience is moved from within, from feeling deep inside, the place where the feeling arises is shaken.”

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Image source and credits: Jordi Díez Fernández

He was born in 1966, Valladolid (Spain). With a Suma Cum Laude degree in Fine Arts from Madrid’s Complutense University, Jordi opened the first workshop in Fresnedillas de la Oliva (Madrid) in 1989. There, isolated for three years, he formed his sculptural concept.

Figurative expressions, especially the human figure, are the axis on which his work rotates. The different materials and their handling stood out at various stages of his career: stone, iron, wood, and terracotta. For Jordi Díez, this material was the start to work exclusively with stainless steel, a metal that gives it luster, among many other qualities. It turns her creations into artistic novelties, admired by both figurative and contemporary art masters. For artists, the beauty of different materials contains a discourse that enhances expression.

 

Image source and credits: Jordi Díez Fernández

His extensive knowledge of technique, proportion, and the human body; his understanding of the classics and Michelangelo in particular; and his previous works with more traditional materials such as wood, iron, stone, terracotta, or bronze converge in the most recent work of the Spanish sculptor.

Image source and credits: Jordi Díez Fernández

Image source and credits: Jordi Díez Fernández

Image source and credits: Jordi Díez Fernández

Image source and credits: Jordi Díez Fernández

Image source and credits: Jordi Díez Fernández

Image source and credits: Jordi Díez Fernández

Image source and credits: Jordi Díez Fernández

Image source and credits: Jordi Díez Fernández

Image source and credits: Jordi Díez Fernández

Image source and credits: Jordi Díez Fernández

Image source and credits: Jordi Díez Fernández

Image source and credits: Jordi Díez Fernández

Image source and credits: Jordi Díez Fernández

Image source and credits: Jordi Díez Fernández

Image source and credits: Jordi Díez Fernández

Image source and credits: Jordi Díez Fernández

Image source and credits: Jordi Díez Fernández

Image source and credits: Jordi Díez Fernández

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