Isabelle Vandenabeele (b. 1972) works with lithography, woodcuts and etching. Her work is characterized by powerful lines, great expressiveness, striking colours and significant inner tension between the images. Vandenabeele depicts a story in a few key images, while always keeping it complex and subtle. She is not afraid of tapping into dark emotions. Rough and tough, direct and subtle, all at the same time: Vandenabeele’s pictures linger in the memory. In 2009 she won the fourth edition of Ilustrarte, a contest that rewards the most talented illustrators in the world.