ARTWORK | ISABELLE WENZEL | PAINTING 10.1
Isabelle Wenzel (b. 1982, Wuppertal) lives and works in Germany. She studied photography from 2008-2010 at the Gerrit Rietveld Akademy in Amsterdam. Since then she received several grants like the European Photo Exhibition Award from the Körber-Stiftung Hamburg in 2011, the Mondriaan Fonds in 2013 and from the Kunstfonds Nordrhein Westfalen in 2106 amongst others. Her work has been widely exhibited in national and international solo and group shows.
She confronts the visitor with partly surreal and partly dynamic studies of the human body. The show cropped sections of a performance created especially for the camera. Her main emphasis is on the photographs’ performative and sculptural aspects. The result is images that depict and explicitly created and staged world in which Wenzel takes the stage as photographer, model, sculpture and, in the final instance, as viewer, too. All three levels meld here into one new medium.