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April 28, 2021 12:24 PM


Get to know one of London and Seoul’s up-and-coming artists Hannah Shin. A flowing dynamism that comes from light, Hannah’s abstract works are vibrant yet harmonious. Here are 5 questions.

What do you miss about Jakarta and Seoul whenever you're in London?

Definitely the “food”. The standard of ‘tasty-ness’ seems to be different between Seoul and London. You don’t need to pay a lot to get a tasty meal. Even the street foods outside the door, or sandwiches of small markets- they are more than satisfying. London, despite its plenty of cultural and artistic resources, doesn’t seem to be so generous about food. I will have to spend a certain amount of money in order to eat decent food, or have a sandwich that I will never be satisfied with. With the Indonesian foods, I always miss them because they are just tasty. 

Who are you art world role models?

Role models.. Rather than bringing up big names, I would say that I don’t necessarily set up role models within the art scene because I feel that my perspective and attitude towards art changes over time from a student to a working artist. It’s not only about the artistic talent or achievement or attitude that makes me admire their art life as a person, so it’s very difficult to say. Yet I respect all female artists who make their voices through art and try to constantly develop until they age old. (Yayoi Kusama is 92 years old!) 


What's your favourite Netflix series to binge?

Actually I watch more movies than series on Netflix, and I like watching Christopher Nolan’s movies- my all time favourite one is Inception, and I love watching interstellar. 

What is the most interesting stuff you’ve seen online this week?

That is very difficult because there's too much data and I have already forgotten! Well today while eating breakfast I read an article and went to see a timelapse in google Earth showing how the Earth changed over the past 37 years. Apparently Google has released this Google Earth Engine and as someone who loves looking at maps, this was very interesting. 


How do you unwind after a long day?

I look at my phone, instagram or watch tasty cooking clips (because they are just so healing) before I sleep. I don’t particularly do anything special to keep me happy before I sleep, but one thing I do first thing I wake up is to drip my own coffee with good coffee beans, and with that my day becomes very delightful.

You can collect the pieces she's created for PAPER MODE here.

Follow Hannah on her instagram and her website.

Artwork photographs courtesy of the artist. Portraits taken by the artist. Photography courtesy of where’s the frame? and Alina zum Hebel.

where’s the frame? - ‘PAPER MODE’ is a collection of 6 up and coming London based artists. The collection is available from April 21, 2021 until July 21, 2021.

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