ISABEL ENGLEBERT

 

Conceptual artist. Graduated in Communication Sciences at Universidad del Salvador (2002), after having attended some levels of the Economics Degree at Universidad Católica Argentina. Trained in design at Central Saint Martins, London and in jewelry in  L'Ecole Van Cleef & Arpels, Paris. Englebert participated in numerous courses in different fields, such as Medical Neurosciences at Duke University (2020). 

 

She harbors a strong interest in the transcendental aspect of art, focusing on conceptual aspects over purely formal ones. She emphasizes processes, action, and the communication of ideas, combining research and adjudication processes that culminate in the formalization of artistic objects.

 

The artist sustains that the physical is subordinated to the intelligible, and therefore morphologies and materials vary, until the adequate adjudication of the materiality to the concept and its communication is achieved. The final work has a strong visual impact, which is a reflection of this process.

 

In her search, Isabel Englebert proposes the supremacy of concepts over all other elements that make up a work of art. The artist works primarily with the ideas themselves, in their purest and most significant form. She detaches herself from the importance of the objectual character of the work of art, and gives rise to reflections and abstract dialogues between artist and spectator, while innovating in the ways of representation and experimentation of works of art.

 

Since 2012, she has been working on interdisciplinary projects combining art, design, biology and communication, within the framework of her studio Isabel Englebert Studio. She was selected as a finalist for the Visual Arts Itaú Prize (2021). Her work has been exhibited at Praxis Gallery (2019), where her pieces are part of the permanent collection. Her sculptural series have been exhibited at the Design & Art Center at the Patagonia Foundation (2019) and at Casa FOA (2018). Englebert's work has been published in numerous relevant magazines, such as Vogue, Marie Claire, Viva, Hola, and Harper's Bazaar, among others, in which Clarín named her "Woman Protagonist of the Year" in 2016, and Forbes selected her as "35 Under 35 Most Successful and Promising" in 2013.