Traditionally trained Dutch artist, Noella Roos believes in and is inspired by a thorough understanding of anatomy, composition, materials and arabesque—the line and pattern of the body in movement. In her work, she enjoys the challenge of combining classicism with a contemporary approach and the portrayal of human emotion.
Noella works with modern and traditional dancers, and her work displays a range of emotions and movement, as well as strong evidence of her classical education in figurative drawing. Her work would not exist without the inspirational works of artists such as Michelangelo, Käthe Kollwitz, or the modern dance choreographer Pina Bausch, who challenged the boundaries between ‘traditional’ and ‘modern emotional’ dance. Rothko and Bill Viola have also had a significant influence on her work.