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

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





Momentary Movements Are Cast in Bronze in Isabel Miramontes’s Segmented Sculptures

September 30, 2021

Grace Ebert

“Rock my Heart” (2018), bronze, 23 3/4 × 11 × 7 3/4 inches

Bisecting torsos with spirals or extending fringed ribbons from a figure’s side, Spanish artist Isabel Miramontes (previously) embeds motion within the bodies of her anonymous subjects. She casts fleeting gestures and poses in bronze, appearing to capture the twirl of a child’s dress or a deep forward bend. Each work, most of which stand between 20 and 30 inches high, contrasts the full, supple bodies of the figures with the emptiness created by the artist’s coiled interventions.

Miramontes is currently represented by Canfin Gallery in New York, where she currently has multiple pieces available, and you can find a larger collection of works on Artsy.


“Tango” (2021), bronze, 30 7/10 × 23 3/5 × 7 1/10 inches

“Edge of the World-Standing” (2017), bronze, 27 1/2 × 9 7/8 × 5 7/8 inches

“Amor” (2017), bronze, 24 3/8 × 15 3/4 × 4 3/4 inches

“Glissade,” 20 x 20 x 6 inches




Twisting Bronze Figural Sculptures by Isabel Miramontes

April 28, 2017

Kate Sierzputowski

Image via Casart

Image via Casart

Spanish sculptor Isabel Miramontes creates figural bronze sculptures that bring a visual movement to ordinary silhouettes. Her works provide unusual shapes within the body of her subjects, opening up torsos to reveal elongated spirals and horizontal bars that seem to reveal an inner turmoil. Often the faces of her sculptures have blank or passive expressions, unknowing participants to the tangle of bronze that twists below. Miramontes is represented by Canfin Gallery in New York and Lucy B Campbell Gallery in London, where you can see more of her works.


Image via Casart