Galerie Maubert

Isabelle Ferreira

Born in 1972. Lives and works in Paris.

Isabelle Ferreira develops a work around the gesture of the sculptor and the painter and the links between these two mediums. In his series of “Subtraction(s)”, made from plywood boards, the multitude of touchs built by subtraction of matter becomes so much negative brushstrokes. These actions are part of a physical relationship with the work. Precision, finesse that help reverse the poor quality of basic materials. “The same gesture repeated the desire and the choice of a radical tool (hammer, stapler, cutter …), by modulating both the fragility of the material and strength, building the vocabulary of a new materiality. “(Julie Crenn, critic and curator).

This work was exhibited in 2014 at Open Sky Museum of Eden Morfaux (Saint Herblain) and in 2015 at the Friche Belle de Mai (Marseille) and the Abbey Saint-Hubert (Belgium) for Art@Work, in 2017 at Château d’Oiron, and in 2018 at the Gulbenkian foundation. Her work can also be found in the collection of the Beaux-Arts de Nantes, the FRAC Normandie-Caen, the Albers Foundation .In 2019, she won the 1% public commission of Vitry sur Seine.