“Today, art’s ability to make us dream, imagine, reflect and even aspire is really important. Artistic explorations increasingly evince this special way of projecting ourselves in realities that move us and make us feel.”-Jaime Hayon.
Can an artwork in porcelain have many faces, come from different countries and express itself in varied iconographic languages? Can it be the work of a single artist and at the same time the sum of many? The answer is yes, and it is known as The Guest.
The Guest is Lladró’s most captivating character. Ever since its creation ten years ago by the renowned designer Jaime Hayon, The Guest has been a blank canvas on which celebrated artists have intervened to tell all kinds of stories.
After seducing Hayon, the passion for detail of Lladró artisans has also won over Paul Smith, Tim Biskup, Devilrobots, Gary Baseman, Rolito…. These and other artists are invited to join a party of concepts, designs and colors, applied on the same canvas: an irreverent yet distinguished sculpture which has become a 21st-century icon.
Today these collaborations continue to demonstrate that tradition is open to experimentation and can take the most unexpected and conceptual paths.