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Isabelle Sauvageot

Nancy, France

1 Works exhibited on Kooness

Current location

Région parisienne

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Works by Isabelle Sauvageot

SAUVAGEOT, the lonely joys

Isabelle Sauvageot was born in 1960 in Nancy. She lives and works in the Paris region. For a long time a professional opera singer in the Arts Florissants choir, she devoted herself to drawing and painting at the turn of her fifties. She says that for her, they are "just colorized drawings". Workaholic, she learns in the workshops. Her way of painting, the precision of her line, the astonishing greyness of her canvases, which seem to plunge everything in a twilight of the North, are worth to her a monumental success on the networks, and a real commercial success in Switzerland and in the United States, where most of her collectors reside. She has never been shown in a "gallery" show. Everything is isolated, solitary, vaguely gray, the beings are turned in on themselves, abandoned to their thoughts, they do not smile or make contact. The landscapes are there, but indifferent to our presence. The still lifes are on the decline, in the poor light of a kitchen. Pencil, charcoal, ink, gesso, oil on paper, or on canvas directly, the technique is so beautiful that Isabelle Sauvageot struggles to "break" it and become less perfectionist. Because the discipline, the harmony, the nuances of the musician, her sense of beauty and tragedy, the concentration, the melancholy of the talent, everything is transcribed in her works. And from all this comes a great feeling of peace. The simple beauty of things, the incredible delicacy of beings, the calm serenity of landscapes come back to life. Far from the cries and struggles, the possibility of an inner life is reborn. The joy of being alone, connected to the world, and simply alive.