Vanessa von Heydebreck's work is mysterious, so much so that the subjects do not show their eyes if they even have them at all. There appears to be great meaning in her work, or perhaps we are fooled and there is very little at all. Ball and Chain certainly sounds ominous, but the colours allude to something more. Dunce, jester, performer - this character seems to have control over the weight he bears. Again, in Hard Thoughts, is that a jester's crown? Look at that mouth! Why so glum when the heart glows deeply and the stars crack the sky? What are you shutting your eyes against?
Artist: Vanessa von Heydebreck