Noella Roos works with modern and traditional dancers and her work displays a range of emotion 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.

Her drawings do not need much explanation: they are what you see. However Noella’s drawing is distinctive in its technique, artistry and her use of dancing, dynamic models.

When drawing her dancing models Noella draws as quickly as the dancers dance, in perfect harmony with the dancer and his/ her movements. The dancers inspire her and she translates their movement and emotion into abstraction and then into her drawing – and later, into her painting. Dance is a very personal way of expressing emotion, and this is what Noella tries to capture in a figurative drawing. Working with dancers gives her the freedom to play with composition, and to respond to the emotion of the dancer.