6 Jan 2011

Isabelle Levenez

While searching for images for a conference on painting and the human body some time last year, I came upon some remarkable videos made by a French artist called Isabelle Levenez. She works, I think, near Angers, in the Loire region of France. The image above is from a series called "Il recherche elle", which, translated into English, could be construed as "He looks for her", although the French grammatical form used is deliberately incorrect, hence introducing some abiguity into the whole thing. And we all know that ambiguity is at the centre of art, don't we?

If you want to see more, including extracts from videos and her drawings as well, here is the place to go...