Hanna Nitsch

For some years now I’m interested in emotional interpersonal conditions that I try to transform into pictures, but I also deal with emotional conditions contained in certain imagery. In my opinion, drawing is the best artistic medium to explore this field. Between a feeling and the image there is only your hand, a pencil, and a sheet of paper. However, a picture is a very complex network of simultaneous dependencies and intertwinings, constructions and codings. Assuming that emotions and codes follow certain patterns, they emerge from a picture by means of four effects: color and shape, surface and line. As a first step I focused my collages on basic emotions like love or grief that are immediatly comprehensible emotional conditions.