Food and art. What a perfect combination. French artist Isabelle Spicer has her first exhibition opening in Berlin tonight, so it’s time to get your glad-rags on and head to L’Origine du Monde. This restaurant and gallery in Friedrichshain is appropriately named after the infamous Gustave Courbet painting and offers a selection of French foods as well as holding exhibitions which represent local artists. Isabelle Spicer has been given complete freedom over the space with her exhibition “American Dream” which is opening tonight!
Living the Dream
Spicer’s exhibition “American Dream” reflects the colourful African American neighbourhood U Street in Washington DC where she lived. Through her vibrant paintings Spicer always tried to “paint the soul of the city”. The exhibition also demonstrates her own experiences as an artist, it is in fact her own American Dream that we are seeing as it was in America where Spicer achieved the ultimate dream and became a professional artist – a radical change from her previous profession as a management consultant in France and Russia!
Spicer’s influences are evident in her works. Her studies of Political Sciences can also be seen in her art through her collages featuring Obama. These reveal her continued interest in the subject, whilst her more abstract works are inspired by the museums she volunteered in during her time in Washington and the art galleries where she spent so much of her free time! This exhibition not only says hello to Berlin but also “Goodbye” to this life in the United States.
The city of Berlin is excited to welcome Spicer, who is going to be represented by the new gallery “Kunst-Projekt Forma:T” which just opened in April Very exciting stuff for Isabelle, we wish her good luck in the beautiful city of Berlin!
- L’origine du Monde “American Dream” Isabelle Spicer, April 14th – May 31st 2012, Mon – Sat: 12pm – close, Sat: 5pm – close.