Alle Jilesen, ArtistToronto, Ontario
|Allegonda (Alle) Jilesen has been an artist since as far back as she can remember - but it was a passion she pursued privately in the quiet corners and spaces that she managed to steal from a busy life filled with family, travel, and a successful career in antique acquisition and sales.
Through her life, Alle has pursued her passion for creating beautiful images that challenge how we perceive and understand the people and things that populate our day to day lives through a variety of mediums, drawing, painting, multi-media compositions to name a few.
The advance of technology, however, has now provided Alle with a medium that has no boundaries. Digital photography, and all the interpretive applications and possibilities that it provides, has removed the constraints she experiences in other mediums.
Using this technology, Alle enjoys limitless opportunities to create the concept photographic compositions that transform the overlooked items, the detritus of our lives, in ways that illuminate the inherent beauty, depth and value of them. Her compositions inspire a society of people consumed with busy-ness to stop for a minute and look more closely at the items that witness and record the progress of our lives and our society.
University of Ottawa
Ontario College of Art
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