Sculptor Angel Orensanz carried out today one of the most ambitious art interventions ever in Paris. Orensanz moved around the streets of Paris in an open flat bed vehicle a transparent sphere nine feet diameter, followed by photographers and videographers in other vehicles. His itinerary included all the districts (arrondissements in French) of the center of Paris namely: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 11, 14, 17 and 18. With this artistic development, Orensanz engages the sphere, one of the most universal elements (from Parmenides to Einstein) with some of the most iconically charged views in the world. Angel Orensanz had previously tested his interaction in Venice, Tokyo, Florence, New York, Berlin, Kasseld and Dusseldorf. The Paris intervention is the most ambitious since it encompasses a review and a reflection of world landmarks such as Le Louvre, Palais Royal, Bibliotheque Nationale, Le Maris, La Sorbonne, St. Germain des Pres, La Tour Eiffel, Les Champs Elysee, la place de la madeleine, la Bastille, Montparnasse and l’Arc de Triomphe.
This “all Paris” intervention takes place within the context of his exhibition Ultrarealities, presently on view at La Sornne Pantheon. That show is a retrospective of works of Orensanz from the last five years consisting of sculpture, painting, bronzes, stones, videos, prints and drawings. The city of Paris, through this exhibition bestows on Angel Orensanz a public recognition to an international artists, deeply involved in Paris artistic life, from his early years as an art student at L’Ecole Nationale des Beaux Arts to the upcoming opening of his Foundation at the Le Marais district.