Isabel Miramontes creates sculptures that are both minimal and incredibly expressive. During her classical training, she spent countless hours drawing and sketching from live models, which exercise clearly gave her a superior understanding of bodies in motion. Her art is full of dynamic poses that bring her figures to life.
Miramontes deconstructs and reconstructs the human form in truly distinctive ways. But though her details are minimal, her sculptures communicate joy and frailty and love, perhaps more effectively than if they were more predictably shaped. I think it’s the details she leaves off – and the spirals and bars with which she replaces them – that make her work so evocative.
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