Gracefully Elongated Limbs Stretch and Bend in Isabel Miramontes’s Figurative Sculptures — Colossal

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Gracefully Elongated Limbs Stretch and Bend in Isabel Miramontes’s Figurative Sculptures — Colossal




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#bronze
#Isabel Miramontes
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April 12, 2023

Grace Ebert

A photo of a bronze sculpture of a figure pulling at another lying on the floor

“Come On,” bronze, 26 x 24 x 12 inches. All images courtesy of CASART, shared with permission

With a flair for dramatic contortions of the human body, Spanish artist Isabel Miramontes (previously) casts elongated limbs and impossibly stretched torsos in bronze. Many of her elegant sculptures depict androgynous figures with no discernable gender or clothing who are caught in the midst of movement.  Expressive and exaggerated, the figures evoke the distinct tension between corporeal limitation and liberation.

In “Come On,” for example, one subject attempts to pull another from their collapsed position on the floor, while other works feature characters with segmented bodies or heads attached to an upper arm rather than a neck. The latter emphasizes the ephemeral aspects of both motion and the flesh, showing that each will ultimately disappear into memory.

Explore more of the artist’s recent works at CASART and on Artsy.

 

A photo of a bronze sculpture of two figures, one lifted by the other into the air

“Modus Vivendi,” bronze, 22 x 19 x 11 inches

A photo of a bronze sculpture of a standing figure stretching its hand upward

“Freehand,” bronze, 110 x 22 x 18 centimeters

On left, a photo of a bronze sculpture of a figure with a curved torso, on right, a photo of a bronze sculpture of a figure with segmented torso

Left: “Gust of Wind,” bronze, 15 x 10 x 14 inches. Right: “Bather,” bronze, 41 x 18 x 14 inches

A photo of a bronze sculpture of a figure with impossibly long legs

“Big Step,” bronze, 61 x 12 x 51 inches

#bronze
#Isabel Miramontes
#sculpture

 

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