"THE SAVOR OF THINGS"
Interview with Pierre Sterckx
Pierre Sterckx is an art critic. He writes in Beaux-Arts Magazine. He is the author of "René Magritte. L'empire des images" (Ed.Assouline,2003). In 1996, he was awarded the Great Prize of the French National Center of Scientific Research for his screenplay of a CD-Rom entitled "Le Mystère Magritte". In 2007, he has published "Holbein, outrages à la représentation" and "Le devenir-cochon de Wim Delvoye", both through the Lettre Volée publishing house. He is the author of "Tintin schizo" (Les Impressions nouvelles) and of "50 Géants de l'art américain" (Beaux Arts Éditions). In 2008, he has published "Gilles Barbier, un abézédaire" (Le Regard) and "Impasses et impostures en art contemporain" (Anabet). In 2009, he has published "Johannes Vermeer, voyages à Deflt" ( Le Puf) and "Les plus beaux textes de l'histoire de l'art" ( Beaux Arts Éditions).
Isabelle Bonzom paints the savor of things. She escapes from pervading melancholy by offering a vitalistic vision. She deals with the incarnate, a fundamental mode of painting, that is to say, of color as pulp and flesh. How to incarnate sensations, the body and motion?
Yet, Isabelle Bonzom's iconographic themes are not limited to nudes and meats. In her landscapes too, the earth and vegetation anre carnal. Through her research on the vividness of color, Isabelle Bonzom explores what goes past and what becomes. Her painting bears witness to time, its translations and flux.
Pierre Sterckx, 2006
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