Dutch artist and photographer, Isabelle van Zeijl, who creates striking photographic self-portraits merging references from the Old Masters with modern-day consumer imagery, has her largest solo exhibition to date from Monday, 24th June, at the Royal Opera Arcade Gallery, Pall Mall, London.
Confronting the significance of aesthetics throughout history and society, the artist produces the scenes entirely independently, from the costume design and makeup, to the lighting and editing. Isabelle has also collaborated with celebrated designers, including Iris Van Herpen and Claes Iversen.
At first glance, one might mistake van Zeijl’s portraits for subversive portrayals of noblewomen painted by Dutch Golden Age Masters. Through the exploration and manipulation of the visual vocabulary of the past and the implementation of modern photographic technology, her work possesses a timeless beauty, transcending the boundaries of epoch and media.
Van Zeijl has shown work continuously and internationally over the past fifteen years, represented by galleries located in The UK, The Netherlands, Belgium, and New York and exhibiting at emerging and established international art fairs in New York, Miami, Los Angeles, Hong Kong, London, Germany, Belgium, Sweden and Italy. She was nominated for the Prix De La Photographie Paris, and The Fine Art Photography Awards. She was also one of the recipeints of the inaugural Young Masters Emerging Women Art Prize, London. Her work is held in private collections in the USA, UK, Belgium, Germany, and The Netherlands.
The Cynthia Corbett Gallery presents the exhibition, The Camouflaged Beauty of Fashion, which runs until June 30th 2019. Entry is free, and there is a free panel discussion between the Gallery Director Cynthia Corbett in conversation with artist Isabelle van Zeijl and Curator & Photographer Beth Colocci, celebrating 10 years of the Young Masters Art Prize and its impact of the prize over the last decade, on Saturday 29th June 2019 at 2pm at the The Royal Opera Arcade (ROA) Gallery, 5b Pall Mall, London SW1Y 4AN.