d'Leedon

Enchanting Girl

Sculpture, Bronze, 100x95x35cm , 2014
Artist:  Juan G Ripolles (b.1932), Spain
 
Location:  d'Leedon Level 1, Singapore

 

Originally titled in Spanish as Chica Encantadora, Enchanting Girl is a happy and charming girl with a pretty dress and a pearl necklace. On her head is a symbol of everyday life - the paella pan, which has a smiling face on it. Paella is a well-known rice dish from Spain. The girl’s open arms are welcoming, expressing her warm hospitality and generosity.

Artist’s Biography

Juan G Ripolles attended the School of Industrial Arts and Crafts F. Ribalta in Spain. He settled in Paris between 1954 and 1963 where his works were exhibited by a prestigious gallery. This established Ripolles as an important artist. His artworks were subsequently exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in Barcelona; he also held major exhibitions in the USA. In 1972, Ripolles settled back in Spain.

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