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Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle | Casta Paintings

EXCLUSIVE: Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle at home in Chicago, with photographs of the installation The Garden of Delights (1998) at the XXIV Sao Paulo Bienal.

Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle’s technologically sophisticated works use natural forms such as clouds, icebergs, and DNA as metaphors for understanding social issues such as immigration, gun violence, and human cloning. The artist’s strategy of representing nature through information leads to an investigation of the underlying forces that shape the planet as well as points of human interaction and interference with the environment.

Caption: Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle, (Left) “Doug, Joe and Genevieve” from (Right) “The Garden of Delights,” 1998. Courtesy the artist and Max Protetch, New York.

SEE: More images, videos, and news for Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle.

LEARN: Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle is featured in the Season 4 (2007) episode Ecology of the Art:21–Art in the Twenty-First Century television series on PBS.

DISCUSS: What do you think about this video? Leave a comment!

PHOTO | Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle, (Left) Doug, Joe and Genevieve from (Right) The Garden of Delights, 1998. Courtesy the artist and Max Protetch, New York.

VIDEO | Producer: Susan Sollins & Nick Ravich. Camera: Mark Falstad. Sound: Heidi Hesse. Editor: Steven Wechsler. Artwork courtesy: Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle. Thanks: Max Protetch Gallery.


  1. memekode says:

    Very interesting thought. I want to see more now. Think I will see if I can get the series on dvd. I love the idea behind the art.

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  3. GIzmo says:

    His videos and art are really interesting. I’m doing a project and I want to feature him as my title artist. How do I go about attaining permission to use photos of his work and stuff?

  4. You can try contacting his gallery, Max Protetch:

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