Abstract bronze sculptures capture the human figure in motion
At first glance, it is difficult to say that the sculptures of Isabel Miramontes are in bronze. The artist of Spanish origin and based in Belgium manages to find the most flowing lines for his abstract figures, each capturing in a moment of activity that elegantly interacts with the negative space that surrounds it.
Miramontes received formal training in fine arts at the Institut Sainte Marie and the AcadÃ©mie des Beaux-Arts in Saint-Gilles before immersing herself in sculpture in 1994. Since then, she has used her distinct works to explore a variety of emotional and physical states. The anonymity of its silhouetted subjects makes them universal symbols of human experiences.
“Isabel Miramontes’ bronze works have both a primitive and essential quality,” Jean-Claude Canfin, owner of the Canfin gallery, told My Modern Met. âHis recognizable androgynous figures express a tale of quiet certainty and the inevitable struggle of everyday man, his obstacles and triumphs. The figures carry the weight of humanity, surprisingly defying their bronze origins with a certain fluidity of movement and a spiritual density omnipresent in his work.
You can see Miramontes’ work in person at the Canfin Gallery in Tarrytown, New York.
Belgian artist Isabel Miramontes captures people in motion in her figurative metal sculptures.
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