I loved doing traditional portraiture when I was younger and all I would draw is faces and people and now that I am older and have practice, thanks to my little self, I am now trying to find ways to abstract the normal composition with new dimensions, depth, and color. Traditional work is something that runs very close to me but I am always looking to abstract the point of view through my girly girl eyes.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
My name is Izabelle and I come from a small town called Elkhart, Indiana. It is surrounded by corn fields and highways. Going to the Art Institute of Chicago now, I am finishing my second year here. We as artists have the power to learn and lean on one another instead of competing for the top. In my practice I am working with fiber art and watercolor painting (nontraditional mediums in the fine arts). These mediums help me fuel my kitsch and camp ideas in my work as traditional fine arts people do not take my practice seriously. Additionally, I look at society and my everyday life and experiences I have faced for interesting compositions and ideas. I am making a space for myself in the fine arts world here in Chicago to prove that fine arts is not just oil painting, and arts that may be deemed womanly also have a place in an academic world. I am currently only using second hand thrifted materials for my fiber arts work (quilting, sewing, weaving) and this year I am working towards making my watercolor practice also sustainable and wish to make my own pigments this summer as well as paper.
© Izabelle Brandli