Whether applying acrylics to panel in a rainbow of color or molding metal and stone to the desires of her sculptural will, at a casual glance Isabelle’s work might appear as pure abstract expression. But an examination that rises above the perfunctory quickly reveals this not to be the case, and the investigative gaze allows each of her pieces to unfold itself for what it is: a self-contained world bound up in a bursting multidimensionality of its own logic. “Lines and curves, free forms and textures, as elements by themselves, set the framework of my paintings,” she states, “where everyone would make up their own story.” Graceful arcs of color envelop animals, ciphers, faces, floral—all definitively present and yet mysterious, always on the move, yet patiently waiting for the viewer to discover them.
Isabelle worked as an art director for various magazines and then as a freelancer for over 15 years, before dedicating herself full-time to her art beginning in 1999. She keeps a studio in the Provence region of France.