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Isabelle van Zeijl
Fine Art Photographer

SELF-PORTRAITURE BY ISABELLE VAN ZEIJL

Dutch artist and fine art photographer, Isabelle van Zeijl, creates striking photographic self-portraits merging references from the Old Masters with modern-day consumer imagery. In a contemporary art world that condemns beauty as camouflage for conceptual shallowness, championing high aesthetics is nothing short of rebellion. Van Zeijl takes female beauty ideals from the past, and sabotages them in the context of today. Confronting the significance of aesthetics throughout history and society, Isabelle van Zeijl produces the scenes entirely independently, -she is both model, creator, object and subject. From the costume design and makeup, to the lighting and editing. Going beyond the realm of individual expression, so common in the genre of self-portraiture, she strives to be both universal and timeless, with a subtle political hint.

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