Untitled (three pillar system) (detail), 2017.

Evidence of Action In Progress: A Conversation with Isabel Nuño de Buen

Isabel Nuño de Buen’s installations explore architecture, urban planning, experience, and memories, with an emphasis on re-creating and tabling organizational systems. Blending drawing and sculpture, she builds her constructions through a complex layering process in which each level operates according to its own internal logic. Wide-ranging interests, including German Expressionist architecture, cultural anthropology, and religion, combine with a diverse array of materials (plaster, paper-mâché, steel, chalk, and paint) to create formally and conceptually expansive forms and configurations. Each overall form consists of some newly made elements contextualized within moments and parts from previous installations. Intertwining the malleable and the structural, the constant and the changing, these provisional environments flow one into another in a continuously evolving body of work. …see the entire article in the print version of January/February’s Sculpture magazine.