Santiago Calatrava, ‘Pure Geometry’, 2008, Marlborough Fine Art

About Santiago Calatrava

A world-renowned architect, civil engineer, and sculptor, Santiago Calatrava crafts unmistakable structures, whose soaring, curving, graphic forms have been compared to waves, wings, and the ribs of a whale. Having established his reputation by building bridges, Calatrava has since altered the topography of cities around the world, with public commissions that include a sky-puncturing light rail bridge, shaped like a harp, in Jerusalem; the Olympic Sports Complex in Athens; and airports, train stations, residential buildings, and art museums that seem to roll over cities like waves or as if they are about to take flight. For Calatrava, architecture is a form of synthesis, as he describes: “Along with the topographical landscape, climatic environment and cultural landscape as a natural event, we also have the human climate. And with those elements I then begin a work of synthesis.”

Spanish, b. 1951, Valencia, Spain

Fair History on Artsy

Marlborough Gallery at EXPO CHICAGO 2016
Marlborough Gallery at The Armory Show 2014
Marlborough Gallery at The Armory Show 2013