S.M. La Reina and S.M. El Rei, are two large basalt monoliths, each over three-and-a-half-metres high, which evoke one of the greatest symbols of power – the monarchy – through their titles and their monumentality. Made in 1987 and located since 2004 on the Rambla Nord, outside the Faculty of Translation and Interpreting on the campus of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, these works encapsulate the artist’s sculptural language.
The artist ‘humanises’ large blocks of stone by turning them into a family, a traveller or legal practitioners, this time he has opted for the figure of monarchs.