statement | Isabelle Wiessler - Mixed Media

I am a mix-media artist with a passion for texture, surface and space and with a fascination for the endless possibilities that lines, shapes and structure give through a combination of stitching and mark making. This way I create unique abstract stitched pieces with a three dimensional aspect.

Flexible materials such as fabric and lutradur together with traditional techniques like stitching, quilting and piecing offer me infinite possibilities in an experimental way. Few years ago I started to paint on my textile materials. As I used to deal with fine arts, it was for me like a necessity to combine both. It is a constant debate with material, technic and content. Through the painting process I create a completely new structure, thanks to the third dimension.

I like to explore my environment, marks left on architecture by the passage of time, eroded landscapes, the fragility of the earth and the influence of human beings. Some ecological disasters can produce beautiful mixes of color which paradoxically appear even attractive. I am also interested in capturing the effects of light on landscapes, whether natural or urban. My artwork often originates from photographs, and is a synthesis of what I see and feel. Sometimes literal, sometimes abstract.

Recently I started to work on a new series inspired by “color to light”. My aim is to work on how light emerges out of a piece and how colors can help that effect. As well as to explore the question of how colors react with each other and how they influence each other.

“This is the artists assignment – to brighten the darkness of the heart”

Robert Schumann