Yeah, I'm young, fit, but also handsome, brilliant and virile. Do we really need to be nice?
—Yannick Demmerle

Yannick has been resident in our library since January. He's arrested us with his energy and intensity. There's no self-effacing irony for Yannick; no false artistic modesty: when he makes art, he means it.

It takes blowing off everything for your artwork... the family, money, security, happiness, friends. Are you ready to do that for yours, darling?
—Yannick Demmerle

During his time at Mona he's made a series of large works on paper, a new direction in his practice about which he is tremendously excited.

Untitled (detail), Yannick Demmerle
Untitled (detail), Yannick Demmerle
Yannick Demmerle room
Yannick Demmerle room