Miguel Ybáñez works in the tradition of Arte Povera and embraces a range of techniques to create works of varying scale and form. His reliefs, sculptures and assemblages are made of cloth, cardboard, metal, plaster and found objects. The resulting works are unified by an overall off-white finish which imbues the forms with a timeless and ethereal presence. In his work Ybáñez strives to negate the boundaries between past and present, ‘high’ and ‘low’ art.
Ybáñez states that the essence of his work is to express the universal emotions that exist in our shared extra-dimensional space. He believes that this language without words is understood across cultures and sees his work as a conduit, a medium through which he can pass his ideas to future generations.
Miguel Ybáñez (b.1946, Madrid, ES) lives and works in The Netherlands and Spain. During the course of his career he has exhibited widely in Europe and South America. Solo exhibitions include the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Rio de Janeiro (BR), Museo de Arte Moderno de São Paolo (BR), Singer Museum in Laren (NL) and the Museo Español de Arte Contemporaneo Madrid (ES). Group exhibitions include Spanish Art Tomorrow, which travelled to the Bronx Art Museum, New York (US), Corcoran Museum, Washington (US) and Metropolitan Museum, Miami (US), among others.