In her series ‘She’ and ‘That is her’ Isabelle van Zeijl is fascinated by Northern European Renaissance portraiture. The feeling of viewing a Renaissance painting is generated by the way the models are dressed, the almost translucent skin, the craquelé technique. These portraits do not belong to present life, they are somewhere in our collective memory.
Isabelle van Zeijl spends hours in her studio, like the painters of the past, digitally layering, smoothing, and building up refined techniques and complex palettes of colours. It is this technique wich characterizes her work to create her visions that bridge between art of the past and contemporay photography.