"A nun working on a piece of embroidery, a face obscured by flowers--these are only some of the motifs the German-Bulgarian artist Oda Jaune (b. Sofia, 1979; lives and works in Paris) presents in her second monograph. The new watercolors, created between 2013 and 2015, explore the idea of the "social mask" and depict characters going through a personal transformation. The oeuvre of the young painter, who was Jorg Immendorff's master student at the Academy of Fine Arts in Dusseldorf and later his wife, has drawn wide attention in recent years. Jaune blends ideas of tenderness, childlike naivete, and violence in surreal and sometimes grotesque paintings. Her characteristic stylistic device of turning the inside out reveals glimpses of what is usually buried within us. Despite the almost visceral intensity of the pictures, they always grow out of a beautiful and sublime vision. An excerpt from Friedrich Nietzsche's book "Beyond Good and Evil" serves as an apt introduction to Jaune's fascinating art." "