(State of Mexico, 1991)
Omar Ibáñez studied visual arts at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). His work, rooted in painting, is the result of a research on the formal relations of the artistic object, in terms of geometry and its connections with space. For this, the artist has developed a practice in which the limits between the support and the painting are eliminated. The transformation of painting into an object, or the transition from the two-dimensional to the three-dimensional, is the first step to thinking about how a work interacts with the environment; geometric language becomes a privileged tool to understand the links that arise. The result are assemblages through which Ibáñez proposes the visual exploration of mathematical conceptions that analyze how forms develop in space.
His most recent work goes beyond classical geometry to be inserted in the investigation of modern visions about the relations between forms, transformations, transitions and fluidity of the work in space. Abstraction becomes an indication of natural patterns and turns into starting points to understand the idea for the objective world.
He currently lives and works in Mexico City.