The Rise by Yoann Lossel

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Yoann Lossel

The Rise


70 x 50 cm | 27 1/2 x 19 1/2 in

Graphite, gold (24k) and silver leaf on paper

  • Second Place ($1,000 Cash Award) / Imaginative Realism
  • ARC Purchase Awards ($8,000)
  • Arcadia Contemporary Award
  • Aristides Publication Prize for Drawing
  • First Place ($2,500 Cash Award) / Drawing

This work is in the Collection of the Art Renewal Center.

"When I had the idea of painting this subject, I had named it 'The Fall,' a reference to some books I was thinking about at that time ('The Joyful Wisdom' and 'Thus Spoke Zarathustra' by Friedrich Niezsche, and 'The WindWalkers' by Alain Damasio)

I contacted a model to work from solid visual references. She perfectly embodied this "fall" and I knew she would feed the feeling that I wanted to create. We met for 'The Fall' and we love.

I decided to change the title of this painting because I wished it to be a "rise" for her. Hence, its new title: The Rise.

I dedicate it to Psyche, my model, my muse and my love.” – YOANN LOSSEL