Isabel Miramontes is a Spanish artist born in Santiago de Compostela in Spain. She now lives and works in Belgium. However, the place of pilgrimage where she comes from still fascinates her as much and especially for her Celtic roots. Miramontes studied Fine Arts at the Institut Sainte Marie in Belgium. She then continued her training at the Academy of Fine Arts of Saint Gilles in the Studio of Patrick Pouillart. The artist cut his teeth there and acquired a solid experience in drawing and sketching on the spot of living models.
She creates bronze sculptures with a unique patina. His works, more or less realistic, are akin to a hybridization between the human body and the object. The sculptor integrates the notions of body, movement and human life. She lets glimpse a void in each of her works. Similar to the cutouts of the mummies of Ancient Egypt, the bodies divided between movement and emptiness seem to be half buried.
For Miramontes, sculpture is not a block of material to which one gives a form, but a void to which the artist gives a surface. His bodies cut into strips capture a movement, a feeling, and while respecting the anatomical canons, bring another dimension into the work of art: the sensitive.