Artists Manolo Valdés and Jaume Plensa show how they work during self-isolation and send a support message to society

Artists Manolo Valdés and Jaume Plensa show with two videos how they work since self-isolation was ordered because of the pandemic and how they are spending this time of isolation considering new projects or resuming some works, while sending a message of hope in these singular times. The creators thus join the viral movement #EstoNOtienequePARAR (literally, “this must not stop”) in order to boost and speed up activity in every sector.

In his video, artist Manolo Valdés (Valencia, 1942) explains from the basement of his house in New York, which he has turned into his new studio, the sketch that he is making of a 15-metre sculpture that he will carry out after the health crisis. He also highlights that he wants to make use of the quarantine “as days of reflection and concentration to prepare a few works and come back in October with strength and enthusiasm.”

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Sculptor Jaume Plensa (Barcelona, 1955), who temporarily closed his studio in Sant Joan Despí due to the pandemic, is sending a message of hope and sharing with users the creation process of a drawing representing the geographical map of Spain, to which the artist adds hearts and the sentence “El amor no tiene que parar” (Love must not stop).

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Manolo Valdés and Jaume Plensa, who have exhibited two monumental sculpture exhibitions organised by the Hortensia Herrero Foundation, now join the initiative #EstoNOtienequePARAR. Their purpose is to generate a momentum that, after the alarm state, allows to resume activity as fast as possible in all sectors.

The videos of these two artists, available on this website and on social networks, make visible the efforts of creators, professionals and companies that promote our country’s economic recovery.

#ThisMustNotSTOP because #WeWillGetThroughThis