Trained both in art and architecture, Isabel explores how painting challenges architecture. Isabel uses painting to construct and deconstruct both the representational space of the painting and the surrounding physical architectonic space. She equates painting with the building.
In her view, painting’s intrinsic logic not only makes space present (representation) but it also assigns it a place (materiality of the image itself and the impact of the object in its surroundings) thus creating a space of its own that is real, as real as any other space we might encounter, only of a different nature. It is an abstract space that stands for the possibility, the sort of space we arrive at when we strip the architectonic space from references to function, location, materiality, etc. It is this space that can be glimpsed in her work.