Isabelle Filion is a Montreal painter who explores the subject of the living model in her large works. She infuses her paintings with a contemporary touch and bright colours. She depicts her models with an enigmatic introspective serenity that calls for meditative contemplation.
Through an expressive pictorial technique, Isabelle Filion’s work offers a unique and contemporary look at the living model. The chiaroscuro effects highlight the subject which comes to life through a multitude of details and textures. While the model shows an introspection that calls for contemplation, the gesture brings a tangible and dynamic presence to the work. This creates a subtle balance between figuration and abstraction. Thus, the realistic details of the portrait go well with the frank and spontaneous gestures, rich in texture and transparency. Isabelle Filion loves to use vibrant colors that enrich and illuminate her compositions.
If you could say it in words,
there would be no reason to paint it.
Born in Montreal in 1977, Isabelle Filion has been interested in the art of creating from a young age, and began exhibiting in 1997. She has a college and university background in visual and media arts. Her sculptural and pictorial research has led the artist to appropriate many techniques that have allowed her to enrich her creations and find a personal signature.