Isabel Miramontes was born in Santiago de Compostella in north-western Spain. She went on to grow up and study in Belgium and achieved a teaching diploma in Fine Arts at the Institut Sainte Marie. She continued her training from 1988 at the Fine Arts Academy of Saint-Gilles, in Patrick Pouillart’s studio where she became adept at drawing and sketching using live models. During this period she developed artistic skills in fixing at a moment in time the human body’s movements, poses and impressions.
She creates figural bronze sculptures with a warm patina and which bring a visual representation to ordinary silhouettes. Her works depict expressive shapes within the body of her subjects, exposing spirals and horizontal bars which represent human inner turmoil.