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Isabelle Dubois - TRANSMUTATIONS

The works are based on simple botanical motifs. The accumulation of gestures and successive layers of colour subsequently transform these patterns ethereally.

Nature becomes vulnerable, changing, plunging us into vast, colourful planes that project us to something larger, abstract, open to interpretation.

We are in front of large colourful fields. The colour has an evocative power, it transports our freed eyes through landscapes, moods and sensations in a totally intuitive way.

I seek to create spaces inhabited by colour; vibrant and atmospheric. My work focuses on the properties of coloured matter: transparency, density, fluidity, opacity, brightness and multiple shades.

The layers of colours accumulate and disappear. I deliberately leave traces of the accumulation of gestures at the edge of the paintings. Circular gestures and bursts of paint can echo plant motifs such as roots or branches.

The trace of the gestures favours subtle movements whose sustained observation gives rise to a transfer effect of the coloured masses. Vertical canvases favour an idea of ??falling or elevation. These masses are often floating and by dislocating themselves, the colored passages.

Although the work is above all animated by a formal research, it draws attention to the fragility of being and nature.

Born in 1976, Isabelle Dubois lives and works in Quebec City.

She holds a Master's degree in Visual Arts and a Bachelor of Fine Arts with Distinction from Laval University where she obtained the René Richard Excellence Scholarship, the first prize in the program.

The artist has presented solo exhibitions in Quebec (Visual Arts Gallery, Espace parenthèse), Montreal (Maison de la culture Frontenac, Usine C) and Gatineau (Maison de la culture Art-image).

Her works have also been seen in group exhibitions (( La collection selon… , Espace-création de la collection Loto-Québec, 5 ans-25 artistes , Espace parenthèse, Repèrespar Manif d’art).

Her works are part of private collections and the Loto-Québec collection.


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