Overview

From figuration to abstraction...

Reaching symbolism and poetry,

expressing a very depth of humain being and the essence of life...

 

• Isabel Miramontes creates bronze sculptures with a warm patina. Her works show sketched human bodies, associated with shapes or objects and others, more realistic. In most of works of Isabel Miramontes, emptiness is inviting herself. The body, posture, movement and essence of human life are at the heart of the artist’s work. Matter reduced to the essential that gently transforms itself into emotions and forgotten sensations, the supreme value of its destiny.  The visual language of Isabel Miramontes steadfastly represents the human being in all the ambiguity of its power and frailty, its confinement and yearning for liberty, its dreams and triumphs. The fascinating figure, the synthesis of forms and thoughts, expresses the reality of life with its moments of joy, but also drama, abandon and tension. Indeed a figure who most assuredly speaks to everyone at the very depth of their being...
 
• Abstract bodies cut into strips, Isabel Miramontes explores the concept of sculpture. At the height of the usual sculpture, she opposes an apparent emptiness. For Isabel Miramontes, sculpture is not a block of material to which a shape is given, sculpture is a void to which the artist gives a surface. The symbolism of emptiness: The scope of the characters of the sculptor whose face is only sketched is metaphorical and metaphysical. For the artist, the human existence, at once concrete and impalpable, is made of flesh and bones and that part of essential emptiness which our emotions constitute.
 
• The cuts of characters of Isabel Miramontes that evoke the strips of mummies, give the image of a body reduced to its footprint. When it comes to disappearing, there will be only one memory left of the body. 
 
• We feel the same feeling as in front of an old photo: the protagonists are dead but the bodies vitality is terribly present. This fleeting feeling between appearance and disappearance. The body of passage sometimes becomes invisible. The curve of a lounge chair, a bench, a face and feet suggest the presence of a possible body as a spirit who would have chosen to live there.

 

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Biography

Global Acquisitions & Notirity

Notable Acquisitions:

"Waiting for" in the Ritz-Carlton -  Dubaï
"Origin" in the Four Seasons -  Mauritus
"Intimidad" in the Murray - Hong Kong
Some master pieces have been acquired by well-known private collectors
such as : Amin Maalouf, Didier Reynders, Chung Povich,…

 

Exhibitions:

Isabel MIRAMONTES, one of the internationally recognized Spanish sculptors.

Her art is very remarkable  and constantly exhibiting by a dozens of galleries around Europe, USA and Asia. 

 

Art Thema HéYī is the gallery permenantly exposing latest works of Isabel Miramontes in Belgium over 20 years.

Our main exhibitions in 2021:

2021: "Timeless", group exhibition, Art Thema Héyī Gallery, Brussels, Belgium

2021: "Blooming", group exhibition, Art Thema HéYī Gallery, Brussels, Belgium

2021: "Together", group exhibition, Art Thema HéYī Gallery, Brussels, Belgium

 

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• Isabel Miramontes was born in 1962 in Santiago de Compostella in Spain. This eminent place of pilgrimage. But it was in Belgium, in Brussels, that the artist grew up and did her studies, obtaining a teaching diploma in Fine Arts at the Institut Sainte Marie. She continued her training from 1988 at the Fine Arts Academy of Saint-Gilles, in Patrick Pouillart’s studio, where she acquired a solid experience of drawing and sketching from live models. Isabel Miramontes also followed the courses of the art historian Gastón Fernandez, who marked her artistic, rigorous yet generous reflection, always enlivened by an expansive open-mindedness.
 
• It was in 1994, in a sculptor friend’s studio, that Isabel Miramontes made her passionate discovery of sculpture. This because her preferred mode of expression, to which she has devoted herself ever since. 

 

 

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