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ISABEL MIRAMONTES

 

ABOUT

This eminent place of pilgrimage, which is of Celtic origin, still fascinates Miramontes and remains for her a magical area.  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. She retained from this experience the need to fix at any moment the human body's movements, poses and impressions, jotting them down in numerous sketch-pads.  These are the many testimonies of the subtle and discerning eye she casts around her.  She 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 Miramontes made her passionate discovery of sculpture.  This became her preferred mode of expression, to which she has devoted herself ever since.  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. This 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.


A PROPOS

Le thème du pèlerinage est un thème récurrent chez l'artiste Isabel Miramontes, qui la fascine et lui fait penser à une place magique. C'est en Belgique, à Bruxelles que l'artiste a grandi et a étudié, obtenant un diplôme d'enseignante en Beaux-Arts à lInstitut Sainte-Marie. A partir de 1988 elle commence à enseigner à l'Académie des Beaux-Arts de Saint-Gilles, dans le studio de Patrick Pouillart, ou elle acquis une solide expérience dans le dessin et le croquis de nus. Elle retient de cette expérience le besoin de fixer à n'importe quel moment le corps humain en mouvement, ses poses et impressions qu'elle transposent dans ses croquis. She 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. C'est en 1994, dans l'atelier de sculpture d'un ami, que Miramontes fit la découverte de la sculpture, qui devint son principale moyen d'expression. Le language visuel d'Isabel Miramontes représente constamment l'homme, à la fois dans sa fragilité et dans sa virilité, dans ses rêves et ses triomphes. This 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.