Evidence of Action In Progress: A Conversation with Isabel Nuño de Buen
by Robert Preece
Isabel Nuño de Buen's installations explore architecture, urban planning,
experience, and memories, with an emphasis on re-creating and tabling
organizational systems. Blending drawing and sculpture, she builds her constructions
through a complex layering process in which each level operates
according to its own internal logic. Wide-ranging interests, including German
Expressionist architecture, cultural anthropology, and religion, combine with
a diverse array of materials (plaster, papier-mâché, steel, chalk, and paint) to
create formally and conceptually expansive forms and configurations. Each
overall form consists of some newly made elements contextualized within
moments and parts from previous installations. Intertwining the malleable
and the structural, the constant and the changing, these provisional environments
flow one into another in a continuously evolving body of work.
...see the entire article in the print version of January/February's Sculpture magazine.