Isabelle Gressel

Artist Statement - May 2017

My practice is centralised around human behaviour with each other and our city environments. Through playful sculptures, video and performative installations, I explore the dialogue between the rhythms of everyday life and the personal narratives that unfold through them.

Daily life is structured by circular rituals such as waking, meals, work, socialising and sleeping. These patterns often dissolve into unmemorable repetitive actions, allowing only the singular out of ordinary events to be remembered.

I strive to collect and scrutinise the seemingly mundane patterns of our lives. And then to distil them to create works that investigate our understanding of repetitive actions and the unique poetic differences within our routines that demonstrate our conscious and unconscious need for individualisation. Through interaction with the pieces, the viewer is invited to consider their perception of others, themselves and their environment.