Isabelle Beaubien at Macaya Gallery for exhibition No Brushes No Borders

 

Born in 1980, Isabelle Beaubien is a native of Montreal, Canada where she studied Fine Arts at Concordia University. It was then that Isabelle felt the need to explore and find her true calling. Upon graduation, she spread her wings to fly and went on to earn her Master’s degree in Contemporary Art from The Villa Arson, Nice, France. From there, Isabelle moved to London, where she has exhibited her energetic abstract paintings and was highly sought after with commissions throughout the UK. She spends some times in Florida and she is now back in Quebec, where it all began.

 

"I do not use brushes, instead I create each of my own tools, taking chances in one stroke, not knowing what the end-result will be. This technique allows me to release the control of my craft while reminding me of the unknown discoveries that awaits each of us in our daily journey. If I desire to add one or more movements on the canvas, I subtract, rather than adding more paint. Letting go of the power of the piece allows my inner voice to influence each stroke and not hold back on my creativity" shares Isabelle.

 

Beaubien’s artwork is considered mixed media, with an expansive spectrum of colors that are vibrant, invigorating and inspiring. The gamut of emotions that emote from her paintings are varied. Isabelle’s “simultaneous contrast” in the juxtaposed colors continue to be revelatory. She works with acrylic enhanced by a resin overlay. Color is a major influence on the act of creating and on the experience of seeing and, thereby feeling. In some ways, it is related to chakras and how the colors radiate throughout ones being to bring about a sense of well being. Her work creates a gloss with a sculptured appearance to the finished artwork.  It is at that moment that her work takes on all of the meaning; pushing the limits of the colors, textures, and forms to their extreme potential which is what she wants everyone to feel for their own existence.

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