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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.”

Blue-chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
2019
The Signs of the Sacred. The Imprints of the Real. Twentieth-century Graphic Arts in the Contemporary Art Collection of the Vatican MuseumsVatican Museums
2018
Marlborough Madrid & Barcelona at artmonte-carlo 2018Marlborough Madrid & Barcelona
2016
Marlborough Gallery at EXPO CHICAGO 2016Marlborough Gallery Fair Partner
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Pure Geometry, 2008

White Alabaster
19 7/10 × 10 1/5 × 10 1/5 in
50 × 26 × 26 cm
Edition 3/3
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Location
London
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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.”

Blue-chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions (3)
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