"My inspiration is life itself, rediscovering the past, creating a vintage future."

Once Upon A Time - Collage on paper 18 x 24 cm

Lebasille is Isabelle's pseudonym and she is a Belgian artist, born in Antwerp in 1989. Lebasille creates original collages on paper, with images from magazines, books and other imagery sources from 1920 to present.  She has always dedicated herself to analog collage, however, she has expanded her praxis to digital works, offering endless possibilities.

Within her analog and digital work, Lebasille plays with proportions, dialectics and context. A conversation occurs between current events and ideals - a subjective reality with an extra dimension of meaning or a layer of surrealism. She rediscovers the past creating a vintage future. The transformation of each individual image gives the viewer and his eye the opportunity to reinterpret elements or new readymade images.

With a growing love for imagery of different worlds, eras and ideals, Lebasille started to cut out and assemble countless images. It became part of her daily routine.

Many exhibitions followed, most notably in a museum in The Netherlands about food in art in past and present. Lebasille's practice consists of creating imagery for album covers, magazine covers, book illustrations, postcard illustrations and more.

What Have We Done - Collage on paper 24.5 x 20 cm
Market Mary - Collage on paper 22 x 20.5 cm
Blue Velvet - Collage on paper 20 x 26 cm
Rally Ride - Collage on paper 26.5 x 21 cm

This review was published by Circle Foundation for the Arts © CFA Press ∙ Images are courtesy of the artist


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