"Art making is a form of alchemy, in a way, because you are trying…to make gold from nothing. When it works very well is when you manage to turn the ordinary into the extraordinary."
PREVIEW: Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle in Season 4 of "Art in the Twenty-First Century" (2007)
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.
Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle is featured in the Season 4 episode "Ecology" of the Art21 series "Art in the Twenty-First Century".