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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.

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New Rome 07

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Avant Que Le Monde Ne Fut Roi 03

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Rome Ou La Tentation Du Passé 01

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Song For Dead Heroes 10

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There’s A River In My Head 01

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Rome Ou La Tentation Du Passé 02

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Oh God Don’t Let My Heart Turn Cold 03

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Menin’s Focus Exhibit @ Bau-Xi Vancouver

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Header Photo: Song for Dead Heroes 11

 

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