Exhibition at Agora Gallery
'Out From Down Under & Beyond: Fine Art From Australia and New Zealand'
May 19 - June 9, 2015
Opening Reception: Thursday, May 21, 2015, 6-8 pm.
530 West 25th Street, New York, NY.
Exhibition at Anita Traverso Gallery
1 October- 26 Octoberber 2013
Opening 5th October 2013, 4-6 pm.
7 Albert Street, Richmond.
Exhibition at Trocadero Art Space
4 September- 21 September 2013
Opening 7th September 2013, 3-5 pm.
Trocadero Art Space
Level 1, 119 Hopskin Street Footscray
‘Pictorial coatings’ investigates the process of layering via the medium of paint, challenging the essence of pictorial space. My practice investigates the method of painting and the way picture planes are intended. The combined use of acrylic and oil and the choice of certain colours are aimed to produce a dynamic scale; a more animated and agitated scale used to give the sensation of a perpetual change of plane.
The paintings also suggest traces of architecture and the built environment along with human presence appearing in groups and crowds. The ability to adapt to changes or new places as well as the development of settling in or moving away has been a key enquiry for the series of work. The paintings may suggest evidence of past, decayed or destroyed surroundings and human identity and will raise one’s awareness to residency.
Exhibition at Fortyfive Downstairs
30 July- 10 August 2013
45 Flinders Lane
At the heart of Ysabelle’s body of work is a fascination with architectural structures and the desire to combine layers of occupied landscape sporadically with human presence. She constructs her works in a process of layering recognisable elements of the built environment along with many traces of crowds or pedestrians.
Crossings is a body of congested compositions; highlighting a world swamped with information, digital communication and structural design accompanied by a drift of people and a rich evocation of colour. Ysabelle’s phantom figures move in and out of her pictures, alluding to a greater sense of energy when present, that parallels the fragmentation of a city.