The Broad Family

Corberó’s family members evoke a range of human feelings we all share – togetherness and separation, safety and vulnerability, innocence and experience. Approaching from a distance, you’d be forgiven for thinking they were hunks of rock. As you come closer the individual characters take shape, closer still and you’ll see a gentle humour woven into the work – in the ball, the dog and a pair of polished, lace-up shoes peeking out. Of great interest to visiting sculpture students, the scale of the basalt pieces is impressive, yet the distance between each figure is also important - a family group where each individual has its own space – something we all welcome at times.

Considered by many to be Spain’s premier living sculptor, Corberó’s roots are firmly in the Catalan artistic tradition. The son and grandson of artists and artisans, he is now based in Barcelona, a city he has perhaps influenced more than any artist since Gaudí. Many of his massive works line major boulevards, and he created the medals for the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games.
This sculpture is part of Talking Statues, find out more information here.

More art in Broadgate

08. Broadgate Venus

Broadgate Venus

Reclining at the heart of Broadgate, this polished bronze nude overlooks Liverpool St Station

09. Water Feature

Water Feature

This Japanese inspired water feature is a feast for the eyes and a delight for the ears.

11. Ceramic Sculpture

Ceramic Sculpture

This characteristically Catalan, hand painted, tiled sculpture soars several stories.