What’s hanging on your wall at home?
Visions of Nature
Katalin Vasali about her Eden Series:
Another favourite artist of mine is Isabelle Menin. There’s a sense of recognition when you see her colourful flower arrangements embedded in a hazy sky. It is no coincidence that they bring Flemish painting and the work of Peter Paul Reubens to mind. Here however, the full-bodied beauty standards of yester-year have been transformed directly into sensual calyxes and voluminous perfumes. Your gaze glides over this artificial paradise like the drunk flight of a bumble-bee, all the while slurping its fragrant nectar for the soul.
Menin describes her compositions as “Inland photographs and disordered landscapes”, as a means of drawing parallels between the complexity of the human character and that of nature.