Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle: Happiness is a state of inertia

Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle: Happiness is a state of inertia,
Monique Meloche,
September 12 – November 9, 2013

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Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle is an established artist, his work is also recognized and known as his strong connection and relationship between art and science/imagination. In this solo show, he built a wing, made by wood and rice paper. Pictures on the walls are some vague objects, shape similar to airplane but totally dark, can’t recognize it is a real one or a model. The eager of flying in the image echoes the wing hanging in the middle of the space. This show is based on a simple idea and with a harmonious rhythms. But in the same time I would wonder, this idea is on a vague boundary between simple and powerful, light and powerful. And another question might be his material choices. Since he always use high-end material, why he came back to this simple gesture. It’s obvious he had more rooms to play with it compare to a poor MFA student. We might admire his choice of back to basic material, but in the same time I’m curious about what made him this decision.

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