“What interests me in the process of painting or drawing is to create another universe, a world where shadows are at the service of light… ”
Isabelle Himbert, a young artist from Avignon, France, realizes the challenge of being both very mature in her technique, while remaining spontaneous in her art. And if all this were purely instinctive, we would have the gaze of a child with adult hands…
Painting realized using acrylic and exploring inside myself
It all started a few years earlier on a banal drawing block, with a first jet of black ink. A timid and discreet line of inspiration, her first steps… another will come right next to the previous one and another again and again.
The God in my imagination
In fact, a multitude of fine lines and sensitive curves similar to a pointillism of blurring, which would try to redraw the contours of the artist.
“The construction of my paintings is done as in reality, namely a background on which are added elements. I fill the entire canvas, repeatedly, until it corresponds to what I expect from it. Once ready, the details are superimposed to offer a relief effect that is dear to me. Even thought, I can paint by hand some work and then digitally change them too it depends on what do I expect from the work.”
It is perhaps the ink stain that appears there reveals a troubled, deep, and endearing personality.
“Being synesthetic, I create bridges between the senses: tastes evoke shapes, emotions are colors or places and words are organized in space like colorful letters floating before my eyes. When I start a painting, I check my state of mind to know what color I want to find myself in, which is why they are often monochrome. I take a lot of time to grasp my feelings as accurately as possible, and suddenly I see my painting finished! I do not start a painting until it is already finished in my head. I just must reproduce what I see. It is like a kind of trance I am just the vector. Once finished, the result often surprises me, and I remain there to contemplate this image without really being able to claim to be the author.”