Happy Feature Friday!
This week we are featuring urban artist, Hannah Adamaszek, who has taken the street art scene by storm. We love her work because it brings a softer touch to street art that’s filled with sharp graphic-like art. A lot of her pieces that were painted on outdoor spaces and walls look like they’ve been done with a paintbrush and canvas! Hannah’s pieces are strikingly beautiful and whether they are gracing the wall of a bustling city street or hanging in your home, they’re sure to make an impression.
: I’ve always had a love for people. Before I started painting, I was always photographing people. I used to take my camera around London and work with Street Performers and the homeless to try and capture people. I took this love for people and their emotions to canvas not long after.
: The best part for me is the scale. I started painting outside because I wanted to paint bigger, there was only so big I could go on canvas in my little studio so it was a natural step for me. Sometimes I would like to spend longer on the pieces outside, but as well as being something I sometimes struggle with, its also good to push me to try new things and work in a slightly different way.
: It was the most amazing feeling, as it was something that happened sooner than I had anticipated. I gave up my day job to become a full time artist 2 years ago and within 5 months had my first solo show. I have my third solo coming up later this year with the same gallery, The Curious Duke on 9th July which I’m really excited about. The gallery has moved location and the new space is so light and airy it will be the perfect location for my new series.
: The first time I did live painting I was so nervous, which made it a lot more of a challenge when your hands are shaking. Now I love doing the live painting. Its great to be able to talk to people who are watching and find out their thoughts on art and different techniques.
: Think as if you were buying a piece, quite often the sale will be online, and its important to tell any potential customer as much as you can about the artwork to give them a story on how it was made and what inspired it. Good quality and close up photos are a must. I would want to be able to see the texture and true colours of a piece I was buying, as I probably have a spot in mind for the piece.