Yolanda Hessenbruch

(Versailles, France, 1963)

"My drawings are the trace of a meeting, of a sharing, of these moments of gracefulness and of highest concentration, where the inwardness can express itself with total freedom. Every one of them thus tells a story. The story of a moment or the story of a life."

The body is the anchorage point of my whole work. It is the singular envelope which contains our history, our emotions, but also our moods. Thereof it necessarily bears the traces. Mixing the time of a pose, the energy set free by my models and my own, my gestures are pretexts to express my deepest feelings. More attached to sharing than to the obtained result, I thus draw with instinct, free of any idea. It’s the emotion contained in a movement, in an attitude, in the exchanging of a look, which evokes the line that imprisons, like the tasks which free. My drawings are the trace of a meeting, of a sharing, of these moments of gracefulness and of highest concentration, where the inwardness can express itself with total freedom. Every one of them thus tells a story. The story of a moment or the story of a life.

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