We had the good fortune of connecting with Yvette Gellis and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Yvette, how do you think about risk?
It’s clear looking back to the beginning of my life that the best choices I made were the risky ones. There was always someone telling me not to do something I dreamed of doing… I never listened. I always followed my intuition. I listened to that inner voice which always came with big risks. Even today, my work is about breaking boundaries – finding new ways of experiencing painting. If I don’t have that feeling that I might be failing then I haven’t pushed the work far enough. The work most risky is always the most well received. I am willing to fail, and fail over and over again.

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