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ABOUT

My name is Jette Leder (b1983 in Dresden and as a self-taught artist, I am continuously drawn to the intricate poetry found in the mundane, the everyday gestures that compose the symphony of human existence. My artistic journey is an exploration of the human body, delving deep into its nuances and subtleties. I strive to capture the essence of humanity by zooming into the minutiae, pushing the boundaries of proximity until it evokes a visceral response from the viewer—a blend of discomfort and fascination.

Drawing inspiration from the works of Lucien Freud, Egon Schiele, and Jenny Saville, I employ traditional painting techniques to carve out a space for self-discovery and reflection. My palette is imbued with expressionistic colors, each hue echoing the complexities of the human psyche. Through the interplay of light and shadow, form and texture, I aim to capture the raw essence of existence, stripping away the veneer of societal constructs to reveal the raw beauty beneath.

In essence, my art is a celebration of the human form from a feminine perspective, a testament to its resilience and vulnerability. Central to my work is the question of how much of the human body is required to narrate the story of our humanity? Join me on a journey of introspection and celebration, where the raw beauty of existence takes center stage, inviting you to reconsider perceptions and embrace the journey of self-discovery.

Best regards,

Jette

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