"For us, the idea of having a work that has contradictions is very important—when, in affirming something, it includes itself and attacks itself. How can you put together all of these things that have nothing to do with each other? You use glue! Glue can be an idea, a word. You can use an ideological glue."
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".