Yannick Demmerle’s oeuvre traces a remarkably consistent line over the years—from the austere, geometric, and symmetric compositions of his early photographs of forests and animal cages, to unearthly night shots of woods and surreal negative-colour images of motel rooms, and, finally, to his recent drawings depicting grotesque hybrids of humans and animals and of decomposing and living creatures. While Demmerle’s early images subtly hint at his interest in the fantastic, irrational, and dark, these aspects increasingly come to the fore in his later work.
Preface by Pascal Neveux. Text by Peter Herbstreuth. In English, French, and German.Published by Arndt & Partner and Fonds Regional d'Art Contemporain d'Alsace, Selestat, 2003, hardcover with jacket, 96 pages, 11.25 x 8.5 inches.