Apparitions, a Century Later by Isabelle Young
Apparitions, a Century Later by Isabelle Young
Apparitions, a Century Later by Isabelle Young

Apparitions, a Century Later by Isabelle Young

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"In 1890 Van Gogh wrote to his sister that he ‘would like to do portraits which would look like apparitions to people a century later’ (Van Gogh Letter 879). The artist has an uncanny presence in the house at 87 Hackford Road, felt especially when treading its boards and wondering if they made exactly the same sound when he walked across them over a century before. His presence is so beautifully captured in the house after its renovation, and new existence in his memory." - Isabelle Young

'Apparitions, a century later' is one of a series of images by photographer Isabelle Young capturing Van Gogh House in June 2020, just as Britain began to emerge from lockdown.

Product information:

C-type print
26 x 17.2 cm (not including frame or mount)
Signed edition of 7 (Plus 2 APs)

Editions 1-4
£600.00 GBP

Editions 5-7
£800.00 GBP

About the Artist:

Isabelle Young (b. 1989, London, UK) graduated from the Royal College of Art, London with an MA in Photography (2022) and is a recent recipient of a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Artist Grant (2024). Isabelle Young: Stillsher first solo exhibition in London, presented a new photographic series rooted in neorealist cinema (2023). The solo exhibition Isabelle Young: In Camera at Galerie Fabian Lang, Switzerland (2022) focused on various architectural series, and the gallery recently presented her work at Artissima, Turin, Italy (2023) and Felix Art Fair, Los Angeles, USA (2023). Collections include Credit Suisse Collection, Switzerland; Museo Casa Mollino, Turin, Italy; Katrin Bellinger Collection, London, UK; Simmons and Simmons, London, UK; and Palazzo Monti, Brescia, Italy.

Perspective and narrative positioned within the confinement of architecture are central to Isabelle Young’s work. Windows do not lead straight onto life but divide space to create a continuous sense of ambiguity. Young’s own autobiography as a third-generation Italian, born in London, also shapes her particular way of seeing and is therefore the framework to her practice. All her work is shot on film and she is continually drawn to analogue photography due to its privacy.