"At this time in my life, I’m ready to accept or own a kind of romance and melancholy or melodrama that I wasn’t ready to reveal before. It was always there in my inner life as an artist, but I was too afraid to share it."
"The curator for this exhibition really wanted to bring in a piece called ‘Iceberg (r11i01)’, but it didn’t fit. And so I said, well let’s create a new work, let’s do ‘Iceberg (r11i01)’ recumbent. We’ll just tip it over. It’s perfect! It’s already about crumpling up utopian modernity, taking a Buckminster Fuller geodesic dome and crushing it in your hands and throwing it in the wastebasket and saying, ‘Oh my gosh, what have I done?’, retrieving it and never being able to get it back to its proper shape. And so why not tumble it up? Why not?"
- Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle