In a breathtaking manner, her examination piece for the Kunsthochschule in Kassel aimed to reflect the tragedy of the bullfighting arena. Before the eyes of her professors and fellow students she constructed a paper wall in a semi-circle, 15 metres long and 2.2 metres high. The backdrop consisted of 15 elements screwed together. On this she painted dancing, powerful, battle-ready and jumping bulls. When it got dark, the excellently designed bull formations suddenly went up in flames.
Pyro-technicians from Frankfurt had prepared the paper walls accordingly. Nothing remained after the fire. “It was like in the Corrida. At the end, no bulls remained there either”.
Inna Panasenko graduated from the Kunsthochschule Kassel with the highest grade and with distinction.
After her studies she remained true to the bull. She made repeated visits to Spain. Like a behavioural scientists she wanted to understand all facets of its character. In studies and perfected paintings she dedicated herself alternately to the communicative accord between the herd animals, and then to the temperament of individual bulls.
She was invited to exhibitions in Frankfurt and was commissioned to complete pieces in Bregenz. But she had not yet reached her goal of becoming a freelance artist. For a while, a contact in Düsseldorf brought her together with a nationally-active gallery. This presented the painter with a stage from Sylt to Constance, upon which she attained undivided admiration.