"I still think the social function of art is that kind of negative aesthetic. Otherwise there’s no social function for it."
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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".