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Manuel Izquierdo

Born: 1960

Hometown: Zamora

Based in: Vigo

He was born in Zamora SPAIN, in 1960. Self-taught.

In 1971 Manuel Izquierdo moved to Galicia with his family. In adolescence, he began to experiment with the plastic arts as a hobby, making a figurative painting. In the 1980s, art was taken as an existential, emotional necessity, and he worked complementing it with other trades that will help him financially to live.

In the 1980s he experimented with paintings in a neo-expressionist and abstract style

In 1990 he moved to Madrid and shared a housing workshop with other colleagues, it was in this decade where he began and developed his most unique work, interactive mobiles.

In Madrid he participated in the random art platform that formed a group of painters gathered together to a common link in the work, the combinatorial, this link was called Random Painting: An exhibition is held at the Arena gallery in Madrid, Manuel Izquierdo presented a work that can be hung in 13 different positions on the wall, representing the reading of position changes with two bodies that make up the work and a support that presents the 13 positions, hanging next to the work.

In 2000 he left his workshop in Madrid and moved back to Vigo working in his new workshop in the Conde de Torrecedeira street. Currently he continues to develop his work alone.


Manuel Izquierdo In The Studio

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More About Manuel Izquierdo

Question IconWhat inspires you?

My creative work focuses on an abstract language of three-dimensional mobile geometric shapes and gives rise to being able to combine with each other inside the support, sometimes they can also be placed outside the support, since the mobile geometric shapes are attached to the support by magnets.

Question IconDescribe your creative process.

THE POSITIONS OF THE MOBILE: The possibility of moving parts that make up the work, offers me the discovery of other positions. I find it interesting that an open work can show all the possibilities of interesting positions that I can find. I keep the record of each position in a photo, drawings, video, etc.

Question IconWhat are 3 words that best describe your work?

wallsculpture, geometricabstract, interactive

Question IconWhat is the most important tool when creating your work?

All tools are important.

Question IconWhat is the best piece of advice you have been given?

follow my way

Question IconWhere do you go for inspiration?

To the workshop

Collections Featuring Manuel Izquierdo

14 Collections

Sculptures Under $5,000

Sculptures Under $5,000

19 Artists, 22 Products

Last updated: April 11, 2024

By Style: Minimalism

By Style: Minimalism

68 Artists, 90 Products

Last updated: March 21, 2023

Pint-Sized Prints

Pint-Sized Prints

44 Artists, 62 Products

Last updated: March 15, 2023

Articles Featuring Manuel Izquierdo

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VIII Certamen Artes Plásticas concello de Tuy, Spain.



constructions / Variations

Portugal, 2012

constructions / Variations

Spain, 2010

Andrés Amor Gallery

Spain, 2008

Caixanova Foundation

Spain, 2004

Castle Soutomaior

Spain, 2002

Caja Duero “Nuestra Plástica

Spain, 2000

Ateneo de Madrid

Spain, 2000

Obelisco Gallery

Spain, 1998

Castle Soutomaior

Spain, 1997

Bacelos Gallery

Spain, 1996

Gallery Bacelos

Spain, 1992

Live Watches-Dead Watches

Spain, 1991

O Muiño da Ponte

Spain, 1990

Museum of Calahorra

Spain, 1988

Provincial Savings Bank of Pontevedra.

Spain, 1988

Café Cache Gallery

Spain, 1988

House of Culture, Vigo

Spain, 1987

Pianissimo, Vigo

Spain, 1986


Luz Maria Durán, Faro de Vigo, M Izquierdo invites the search for alternatives


Francisco Pablos, ATLANTICO DIARIO, La critica, Caixanova foundation


Maria C Noguerol, ATLÁNTICO DIARIO, A living work totally open to the creativity of the public


J.H, LA OPINION-EL CORREO, M.Izquierdo, Caja Duero