Isabel Miramontes

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Isabel Miramontes
Born1962
StyleAbstract art
Surrealism

Isabel Miramontes (born 1962) is a Spanish-born Belgian sculptor. She is known for disproportionate bronze sculptures of the human figure.[1][2][3][4]

Biography[edit]

Miramontes was born in Santiago de Compostela.[4] She obtained a diploma in fine arts at Institut Sainte Marie in Brussels. She continued her studies at the Fine Arts Academy of Saint-Gilles.[4]

Work[edit]

Miramontes generally uses bronze as a medium in sculpture. She exhibits the human body's motion and splits it into strips, spirals and twisted forms, and this fluidity is contrasted by the face which is of blank expression. A sense of drama and tension is implied with this juxtaposition. Miramontes aims to convey not just the physical activity but also the emotional one — representing the psyche’s ambiguous power and fragility, dreams and successes, or desire for isolation and freedom.[1][3][5][6]

Space is an important aspect in Miramontes’ works. She creates abstract and surrealist sculptures that plays with perspective and proportion, as evident with its exaggerated movements and elongated bodies.[1][3][5][6]

Selected works[edit]

  • Siesta
  • Seaside
  • Tango[3]
  • Primavera
  • Entasis
  • Amor[7]
  • Corps Accord
  • Songe[8]
  • Fauteuil[9]
  • Arobase[10]
  • My Way[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Sierzputowski, Kate (2017-04-28). "Twisting Bronze Figural Sculptures by Isabel Miramontes". Colossal. Retrieved 26 May 2021.
  2. ^ "La sculptrice Isabel Miramontes joue avec les émotions à la Melting art gallery". La Voix du Nord (in French). 2017-11-22. Retrieved 26 May 2021.
  3. ^ a b c d "Unique Human Figures Sculptures By Isabel Miramontes". I Lobo You | Boca do Lobo's inspirational world Exclusive Design. 2021-03-22. Retrieved 26 May 2021.
  4. ^ a b c "Isabel Miramontes Sculptors". Art People Gallery. 2016-05-02. Retrieved 26 May 2021.
  5. ^ a b "Fractured Bronze Figures and Surreal Sculptures by Isabel Miramontes". mymodernmet.com. Retrieved 26 May 2021.
  6. ^ a b "Las singulares figuras humanas de Isabel Miramontes". Esto no es arte (in Spanish). 2020-08-19. Retrieved 26 May 2021.
  7. ^ "Isabel MIRAMONTES, Galerie d'art Toulouse SAKAH Galerie". Galerie d'art SAKAH (in fr-FR). Retrieved 26 May 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)
  8. ^ "Isabel Miramontes| Artiste | Art Avantage | Achat et leasing oeuvre d'art". ART AVANTAGE. 2020-01-14. Retrieved 26 May 2021.
  9. ^ "Isabel Miramontes | Galerie Liehrmann". www.galerie-liehrmann.be.
  10. ^ "Work Miramontes | Artist | Momentum Gallery". www.momentumartgallery.com. Retrieved 26 May 2021.
  11. ^ "Isabel Miramontes, My Way". www.casart.fr.