Lot 319 - Isabella Lolita Amram - Anti-Matter Field
Lot 319 - Isabella Lolita Amram - Anti-Matter Field

Lot 319 - Isabella Lolita Amram - Anti-Matter Field

Oil and oil pastel on paper
2023
A6 (10x15cm)
Original Artwork
Signed on Verso
This auction is raising proceeds for The Hepatitis C Trust

ARTIST INFO

About 

Isabella Lolita Amram is a Turkish and Venezuelan artist living in London.  

Isabella ritualistically combines astrological chart analysis and tarot card divination in relation to the places, people, and events that inspire her, with paint. Her paintings can best be described as cosmological landscapes and portraits that capture the world through a lens of occult knowledge. Further to that, she not only conceptually and experientially investigates, but also “processually” embodies and performs her research on tarot- and astrology-centric symbolic and archetypal storytelling through a gestural, circular, and textured manner of layering paint, using the materials as an extension her body. 

On the one hand Isabella’s practice is built on a foundation of conceptual research on esoteric meaning-creating symbols based on astrology and tarot. On the other, it emphasises approaching the occult by dropping out of analysis and storytelling into “mystery,” which she does through practices like automatic drawing and using her body as a vessel rather than a tool of conscious material manipulation. The intention behind this seemingly dualistic foundation is to bridge the gap between body and cosmos, material and meaning, the unknown and knowledge, something and no-thing, and the observed and imagined, through the use of the physical and tactile properties of paint, surface and colour. As such, Isabella touches upon moments of individuation and transformation — both personally and collectively. Furthermore, through her work, Isabella aims to open the door to conversations about the relationship between space and time, the unknown that exists beyond storytelling, contemporary attitudes on mysticism, as well as age-old discussions on consciousness, free will, and the cyclically patterned nature of history.  

The crux of Isabella’s oeuvre is the fleeting and transformative process that goes on in her studio, while the works displayed are heirlooms from these voyages throughout space and time. 

Education 

BA from Brown University 
Foundation Degree in Fine Art from UAL 
Graduate Diploma in Fine Art from UAL (ongoing) 

Select Exhibitions/Awards 

‘There, Yet’ group exhibition at The Department Store Brixton, London, UK 
Pop-up group exhibition at Standpoint Gallery, London, UK 
‘Intuition Goes Before You’ group show, 13 Soho Square, London, UK  
'ONE Akaretler' group show by Bilgili Holding and shopigo art platform, Istanbul, Turkey 

Statement about AOAP Submitted Artwork 

Isabella Lolita Amram’s practice is built on a foundation of radical processual embodiment — a durational way of painting as felt and experienced by the body, on the one hand, and research on ancient and esoteric meaning-creating symbols based on astrology and tarot, on the other. The intention behind this foundation is to bridge the gap between body and cosmos, material and meaning, mystery and knowledge, something and no-thing, and the observed and imagined, through the use of the physical and tactile properties of paint, surface and colour. As such, Isabella touches upon moments of individuation and transformation — both personally and collectively. 
 
Isabella not only conceptually investigates, but also "processually" embodies and performs her research on tarot and astrology-centric symbolic and archetypal storytelling through a gestural, circular, and textured manner of weaving materials. Ritualistically combining astrological charts and tarot divination with paint, her works can best be described as cosmological landscapes and portraits of events and people informed by divination. Analysing moments of significance through the lens of such occult tools and transcribing them onto surfaces opens the door to conversations about the relationship between space and time, the unknown that exists beyond storytelling, contemporary attitudes on the esoteric, as well as age-old discussions on consciousness, free will, and the cyclically patterned nature of history. 

 

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