Read about Ilse Ortiz De Manzanares
Ilse Ortiz de Manzanares has elaborated her body of work around the subjects of metals and their unseemly fragility. In painting, she developed a series titled “Wounded Solids” where she renders heavy metals in a fragile state, broken, shattered, as to make a metaphor about the fragility of life, and though grasped as secure, can be lost or damaged at any moment. For her latest work, Ortiz de Manzanares has delved herself into sculpture. She creates pieces which are large and voluminous, and others with a minimalistic and geometric approach that are imbued with rich symbolism about the artist’s interpretation of the world and spirituality.