Always attracted to the obscure, mysterious and morbid side of life, Yvette found refuge in the creations of shrine like assemblage sculptures. The surreal, abnormal and unexplainable has fascinated her in a cryptic way, and drew her to a darker side of self-expression. She carries out the beauty and naturalness of many topics typically viewed as taboo such as pain and death,which are continually emerging throughout her creations. Influenced by the esoteric, psychology, symbolism, philosophy, science and other worldly ideas, she arrives at her own microcosmic realm, facing socio political and cultural disorders through tricky juxtapositions, giving disturbing images a natural beauty, completed in phantasmical dreamscapes. Torn between the mundane rational world, suffocated in deadlocked structures and regulations and the infinite longing for a free-soil existence invoked by dreams, ambition, echoes of the past and memories for the future, she creates harmony between controversy and contradiction. The power and magic of nature and inner nature with its unpredictability and own mysteries are of profound substance to the artist, teaching her to retrieve complete soulfulness by simply playing and allowing to express raw and honest emotions, motions and perception through her work as a real therapeutic procedure. "All we need is already within us…………." Throughout the last 7 years, sculptural space has been Yvette’s focus, and her use of recycled materials, found objects and broken artifacts, has challenged her to create something unique and unprecedented. Always on the hunt for a new object and new matter, creativity and the creative process itself is not a choice: it is the sheer essence for the artist, where she can lose and find herself. Native to Wuppertal, Germany, self-taught artist Yvette Endrijautzki immigrated to the U.S. in 2007 and found her home in Seattle, where she created her own little gallery and studio "the Nautilus Studio"
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