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ONE WOMAN ACT

Youth. C-print mounted on dibond, perspex face in tray frame. L 44 1/2" x W 40 1/2"

 

Isabelle van Zeijl would have you question both historical and 21st-century concepts of beauty. Having experienced gender prejudice, misogyny, belittling, violence, and sexual objectification, Isabelle hones in on the discrimination she has encountered, presenting a new way to see female beauty. Her self-portraits remind us of historic female archetypes and bring to mind a mysterious beauty that we would typically associate with the classical age of portraiture. Isabelle explores and manipulates the visual vocabulary of the past, merging it with modern photographic technology to create work that transcends the boundaries of epoch and media.

    

 

Silence, Silverprint mounted on dibond, perspex face in tray frame, L 49 1/2" x W 40 1/2"

Supermodel III, C-print mounted on dibond perspex face in tray frame, L 44 1/2" x W 34 1/2"

 

In every work, Isabelle serves as a model, set-designer, make-up artist, and photographer, taking complete control over every aspect of the work. Many of the pieces feature Isabelle gazing at the camera with a fierce stare that combines the strength and vulnerability she feels as a woman. 

 

 

"I ask myself what type of human do I need to forge myself into. How can I use my burden to bring light and make a change in the world. I decided to turn my eye to all that is beautiful around me"

 

 
Domaine I, 2014. C-print mounted on dibond. Framed, 44.5” x 27”. Edition of 6, 3 Artist’s proofs

Source, Fine art print mounted on dibond, perspex face in tray frame, H 50 1/2" x L 40 1/2"

 

SHOP ISABELLE VAN ZEIJL:

Youth

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Supermodel III

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Domain I

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Rendezvous III, Because the Night

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Present

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Supermodel II

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 Source

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Silence

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Unity

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Spirit

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Phoenix

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You and I

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