Rachel Yanku

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Rachel Yanku is an interdisciplinary artist who makes work in dance and drawing. Improvisation feeds her process to generate chance and surprise as she collects found imagery online as well as printed materials including advertisements; popular graphics; and children’s books that inspire reflections on childhood, friendship, and dreams. She uses this material as a means to push and coordinate her free-hand drawings which then become superimposed as a second layer. Her drawings are a way to extract and reveal previously realized designs with new illustrative inventions, highlighting visual surprises that reflect on the differences and similarities between physically collaging and editing with computer design software. It’s the artist’s desire to continue developing this practice of merging readymades with reactionary drawings until they become indistinguishable from one another.

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