Isabelle Inghilleri, Flashdance (2008)

Medium: Video Painting, Projection, Color and no sound

Dimensions: 30 Scapes | Duration: 3 hours, 38 min.

Collection: Video Painting Solo Series

Edition of 7

Reference: VPSS-IIF08



Isabelle Inghilleri is known for her skillful capture of the often delicate and temporal transitions of the natural world. She attributes this to her upbringing on the Norwegian coast, the landscape of which she describes as being a dynamic organism in constant flux.

The Flashdance series depicts Brighton but is also intended as a non-specific representation of the sea's edge and the fragility of the land in contrast to the strength of the sea. Underneath the faded veneer of family fun, and beachfront holidays Inghilleri portrays a more geographic history. Architecture endlessly caressed and attacked by wave after wave of salt water. We populate the land and build our cities there but they will all eventually end up as submerged tombstones in the sea. The sea is our future. We all end there. We watch and wait at its edge.

Isabelle Inghilleri lives and works in Norway and the UK. She is a painter, sculptor, taxidermist and video artist. Inghilleri has had two solo shows with Open Gallery [2007, 2009] and her video work has been included in Open Gallery curated group exhibitions at the Hayward Gallery, the ICA, The Institute of Art and Ideas, and Sketch. Her work is currently held in collections by International Asset Management, AstraZeneca, the Globe, and several private collectors.

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