April with Isabelle Menin
Belgian artist Isabelle Menin launched a successful career in painting after graduating from the Graphic Research School in Brussels. After 10 years, however, she decided to focus her painterly eye on digital photography. Now, her works are widely exhibited and collected across the world.
‘I’ve always worked using nature’s elements, particularly flowers,’ she reveals on her website. ‘Yet my real source of inspiration is life – pain, joy, fear, enchantment, anger and gratitude – Marcel Proust, my family, some friends and lovers…’
‘I call my work “inland photographs and disordered landscapes,” Menin continues, ‘in reference to nature’s strange complexity that looks to me like human strange complexity. The uncontrolled forces, the shapes’ complexity, the interweavings and the synergy of the elements, they all look to me like a mirror of human spirit. We are no straight lines, we are like nature, a very large network of interferences that work together to produce something which sometimes looks accomplished and then gets destroyed in a perpetual coming and going between order and disorder.’
Menin is now represented by the Bau-Xi Gallery in Canada and, until April 30th, her Focus Exhibition is hung in their South Granville Vancouver space. The gallery is closed given quarantine, however you can tour the site virtually and Bau-Xi curatorial staff remain in contact via phone and email.
New Rome 07
Avant Que Le Monde Ne Fut Roi 03
Rome Ou La Tentation Du Passé 01
Song For Dead Heroes 10
There’s A River In My Head 01
Rome Ou La Tentation Du Passé 02
Oh God Don’t Let My Heart Turn Cold 03
Menin’s Focus Exhibit @ Bau-Xi Vancouver
Header Photo: Song for Dead Heroes 11