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Isabelle Scheltjens was interested in art from an early age. She studied at SISA, the Municipal Institute of Decorative Arts and Crafts Antwerp. The beautiful glass design of her husband Dirk Neefs inspired Isabelle to work with the same material.
It took years of intensive practice and juxtaposition of countless pieces of colored glass to refine her method and really master color theory. She developed a unique glass fusing technique, in which pieces of glass in different colours, sizes and textures are fused together at approximately 800°C.
The colorful pieces of glass are like the dots of paint used by the pointillists: forming an abstract image up close, but a dramatic and precise portrait from a distance.
Isabelle achieves striking optical effects with her technique: she captures the dance of light and color in such a way that a photograph transforms it into a black and white or sometimes a colorful portrait - the fascinating result of a process that relies on the perception of the eye and mind of the viewer.
20.000 € | 132cm x 182cm