ISABELLE BORGES Born in Salvador / Brazil – Lives and works in Berlin
1985 – 1988 Social Sciences, UnB, Brasilia. Brazil
1989 – 1992 Escola de Artes Visuais do Parque Lage, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
1993 – 1996 Atelier Assistant from Jack Ox, Köln, Germany
1994 – 1996 Atelier Assistant from Antonio Dias, Köln, Germany
1996 – 1997 Atelier Assistant from Sigmar Polke, Köln, Germany
1995 – 1997 Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, Germany with Prof. Christian Megert
Isabelle Borges brings in her luggage from Brazil to Berlin – where he studied, lives and works, the Neoconcrete heritage and the theoretical and historical lessons learned in the courses taken at the School of Visual Arts, EAV Parque Lage, where in the late 1980s she attended. Here in Europe was the contact with modernist avant-garde art, with artists such as Kurt Schwitters, the expanded field of art, the search for the fusion of art and life that sediment her trajectory, but without losing the utopian aspirations of Le Corbusier.
The experience of all these predecessors are the influences that the work dialogues within its achievement of a very personal language developed through almost three decades of work. The leap from the two-dimensional pictorial experience to the experiential space, the total space of art in this expanded field without frontiers. Borges is reaching to this balance of ineffable space through the drawings that extrapolate the edges, through the luminous poetry she builds on the walls, in the play of the colors that gently pop up here and there fighting against the blackened border lines or against the vast white and empty spaces. The pictorial space unfolding before our eyes in a continuous movement lead us towards this totalizing and comprehensive experience of art, of which Borges’s work takes part.