Walking a Tightrope - L'Equilibre des Forces
60 cm x 80 cm
Oil on canvas
When I was told about the theme of bridging between the Middle East and West, I immediately thought about a tightrope walker feeling his way on a marked path, challenging gravity.
I think an artist is also someone walking a tightrope which stretches the imagination.
Isabelle Bakhoum was born in Paris to a French mother and an Egyptian father. She lived in Cairo before she and her family moved to France. In Paris she studied at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux Arts, the American School of Art as well at the at The Grande-Chaumière and Szàbo studios. She has always been drawn to wall painting and has pursued further studies at the Escuela Nacional de Artes Plasticas de Mexico in the Fresco Department.
She has exhibited her paintings in Italy at the in Palazzo Minutolli, Villa Mansi, Villa Torrigiani and Spazio Romeo Gigli.
Bakhoum also specialises in frescoes and wall paintings and her work can be found in Paris, Cannes, Tuscany and Egypt. She founded Arte Prima together with a partner; a company specializing in wall painting and decoration.
Isabelle Bakhoum currently divides her artistic talents between canvas painting and wall painting. She teaches wall painting and works on private and public decorative projects.