Critics

Christian CORRE, Université de Paris VIII.

To watch - every day - a painting by Isabelle Palenc, is to be invited to a beautiful adventure.
Indeed, to the immediate pleasure, the certainty that this pleasure is due to the art of painting, is added immediately to the feeling that something well chosen is happening between the canvas and us. Some chose which forces to think, to go further, to go beyond the legitimate notions, but convenient that were quickly mingled with the spirit of a work of this kind : abstraction, gestuality, lyricism in the expression, happinesses harmony and composition.

What applies to a supplement to a said is a real complexity, in large as in large formats, in acrylics as in gouaches or drawings. The works of Isabelle Palenc are inexhaustible. If they flourished, they flourished, kept their secrets, to better reveal themselves in the long run.

One-about-to-reviewing commenting on the refined impression of the shots, the quasi-musical variations of the motifs, the richness of the internal relationships between colors and shapes, contribute to the progressive unveiling of the plural image that constantly demands new decryptions. Certainly not figuration, but also profusion.
Ambiguous objects, voids or transitions that change their character, fictitious landscapes in perpetual mutation.

It is to say that Isabelle Palenc, authentic colorist, is just as much a magnificent calligrapher : the intrusion or the collage of texts, letters and other diverse fragments buy - in these unpublished places - a new act of writing, coextensive with the Prime.
Thus, the whole spontaneously responds to the ambition of all great art : happily combine different levels of meaning and visions in the same playing space.

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