Hannah Shin

COLLECTION

Hannah Shin is a South Korean artist living and working dynamically between Seoul, London, and Jakarta. Hannah’s artistic styles are rooted in Fine Arts, having studied in Slade School of Fine Art, and attaining her Masters in Painting from the Royal College of Art. The majority of Hannah’s artworks use the medium of oil on canvas, with a lesser number of artworks done on paper. She also preferred the usage of larger (or ‘life-size’) mediums as it enables her to incorporate her physical body movements and gestures into the distinguished transient characteristics that frequent her artworks. Her dynamic nature as an artist has enabled Hannah to participate in numerous art fairs; namely Art Jakarta (Oppo Art Jakarta Virtual - 2020 in Jakarta), Untitled Art Fair (December 2019, in Miami), Artup Market (supported by KAMS - September 2019 in Seoul), Art Jakarta (August 2019 in Jakarta), and Bazaar Art (September 2016 in Jakarta). Hannah is also the recipient of Kimi For You 2020 (Kimi Art, in Korea), Traversmith CSR programme ‘18-’19 (in the United Kingdom), K-painting programme (Yoonseung Gallery and Gachi-changwui foundation, in Korea). Her pieces are also owned by Soho House New York, Rosenfeld Gallery London, and private collectors in London, Singapore, Seoul, Jakarta. Outside of the fairs, galleries, and collectors, Hannah’s arts have also frequented various selected venues, such as SK Hynix Korea, Bo-moon Ui-sinseoul subway station, and Travers Smith Lawfirm London.




“MY PRIMARY INTEREST LIES IN THE LIGHT DISPLACEMENT BETWEEN MYSELF AND MY SURROUNDINGS. THIS ‘MEDIATING’ LIGHT IS LIKE A REDEEMER – AS MUCH AN EXPRESSION OF THE TRANSCENDENTAL SENSE OF BEING ALIVE, REDEFINING THE OBJECTIVITY OF THINGS. I LIKE TO SEE OBJECTS AND PLACES BEING DE-MATERIALIZED AND BEING REDEFINED BY THE WAY LIGHT QUALITY VARIES, HENCE THE OUTCOME BECOMING MORE ABSTRACT NO LONGER RECOGNIZABLE. AND I SENSITIVELY CORRESPOND TO IT BY OBSERVING WHAT HAPPENS AROUND ME, AND TRANSMITTING THE CONTINGENT PROCESS INTO MY ART PRACTICE OF BRUSH-STROKES AND PALETTE”

Through her pieces and their artistic styling, Hannah expresses her interest in displacing herself from her surroundings and transforming herself into a transparent mediator of light. By using life-sized large mediums, she allows herself to come into her paintings and break boundaries of intimacy between herself and her art, immersing her own breath of life into them. Through her paintings, Hannah too transported us, the audience, into a delicate dance in between realms beyond the physical. Her interest and intent in redefining the objectivity of things, paired with the mark of luminance fluidity within her artworks reflect a sense of poetry in physical movements and bodily gestures – resulting in apparent intertwining between a sense of recognition and a sense of abstraction. 

Flow like a breeze 1

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100 x 70 cm

Oil on Fine Art Paper

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Flow like a breeze 2

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100 x 70 cm

Oil on Fine Art Paper

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In the creation of her artworks, Hannah puts importance on capturing moments of events from the decision-making process. By doing so, she hopes that her art celebrates the powerful marks of life and lively movements of nature. The effervescence of energies in life and nature are captured and enhanced in Hannah’s pieces by her usage of ethereal color palettes. Paired with her stylistic motions on the canvas, her paintings reflect stories or scenes of the push-and-pull between reality and illusions. 



“EACH GESTURE IS FREE YET DELIBERATE; THE MARKS PERHAPS MIMIC A CERTAIN ORGANIC FORM BUT ARE QUICKLY DISPERSED TOWARDS ABSTRACTION, LEAVING TRACES OF REMINISCENCE. THE INTERPLAY BETWEEN RECOGNITION AND ABSTRACTION IS SO QUICK AND INDEFINITE THAT THE OUTSET BECOMES A NEW ILLUSORY SCENE OF ITSELF. IN MY CONTEXT, I WOULD CALL IT THE CELEBRATORY RESIDUE OF LIGHT”

Flow like a breeze 3

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100 x 70 cm

Oil on Fine Art Paper

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Flow like a breeze 4

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Flow like a breeze #4, 2021

100 x 70 cm

Oil on Fine Art Paper

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Within her career, Hannah has embarked on the mission to capture the elusive light and facilitates her audience to transcend and step into that ephemeral space and embrace the duality between concealment and revelation. Of course, capturing light took extensive practice throughout the years but will still be impossible to do this well, especially without Hannah’s own sensitivity, depth in observational skills, and an acute consciousness of the life and energies that surround her.

Florescent

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42 x 29.7 cm

Watercolour on Fine Art Paper

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Interplay

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59.5 x 42 cm

Charcoal and Graphite Powder on Fine Art Paper

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Artwork photographs courtesy of Hannah Shin. Portraits courtesy of Hannah Shin Studio.


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