Isabel Pons Tello, a talented Catalan artist based in Barcelona, who admits to be “impressed by the poetry of time’s fleetingness, of the frozen moment” and to have always felt a strong connection to literary authors, who play an important role in her life and her artwork. Evidence of this is the choice of titles for some of her productions, such as “El Que Queda del Dia” (“The Remains of the Day”) or “The Flowers of Evil”.
Pons Tello’s deeply beautiful and poetic artistic creations seek the “poetics of what has been found, the fascinating dialogue which is produced by what is casual”, using rusty iron minerals and resins. Her unconventional and awesome art sets a dialogue among the different metal parts, fragments of the industrial society, which are crafted into specific contexts in which her work “evolves into an almost sculptural painting”.
A particularly attractive aspect of Isabel Pons Tello’s artwork, which can be said to stand somewhere between painting and sculpture, is their intensely texturized feature and their deep, rich colour palette, which seem to challenge viewers to reach out and touch them to feel their innermost essence.
In Isabel Pons Tello’s creations just like in our lives, time is the field for sedimentation where our experiences and our vital erosions happen in a fleeting, irreversible way “while we wander around, prisoners of our love of detail”.