Biography / Artist statement
Izabel’s artwork focuses on the tensions and interrelationships between human society and urban space. Izabel aims to communicate this through the use of objects and their relationships in order to highlight how space influences human behaviour and life experiences. This has been expressed by using the opportunities and constraints of the studio environment in order to explore the interaction of materials to each other, and the space available, as a parallel to real life experience.
Izabel defines her practice as sculptural drawing: her site-responsive work explores the architectural space through the process of expanded drawing. Defining her practice as sculptural drawing was inspired by Rosalind Krauss’s (1979) essay, 'Sculpture in the Expanded Field.' In this essay, Krauss states that the definition of sculpture has become significantly broader and harder to define. Izabel explores the concept of the expanded field across her practice through evolving from two to three-dimensional drawing, questioning the boundaries of drawing, using materials, line, space, form and process.
Through the use of ad-hoc techniques, she question the dialogues happening within the space, improvising with the materials and exploring how the materials interact with the existing properties of the space; emphasising that Izabel’s work is a process of thinking through making.