D for Detail – Brussels

D for Detail


28th April – 29th May

Isabelle.D (b.1966 France) will present ‘D for Detail’, her first ever solo exhibition made from sculptural paintings.

By applying abstraction with her ever growing archive of own female associated works, strictly using handcraft techniques based on netting, weaving, knotting, and crocheting, D establishes a link between the landscape’s reality and that imagined by its conceiver. These works focus on concrete questions that determine feminine existence.

She creates intense personal moments masterfully crafted by means of rules and omissions, acceptance and refusal. Rather than presenting a factual reality, an illusion is fabricated to conjure the realms of our imagination giving life and proposing a new sense to things in the world. Her sculptural paintings do not reference recognizable form. The results are deconstructed to the extent that meaning is shifted and possible interpretation becomes multifaceted. By exploring the concept of landscape in a nostalgic way, she reflects on the closely related subjects of archive, memory and experience. This often results in an examination of both the human need for ‘conclusion’ and the question whether anecdotes ‘fictionalize’ history.