Hannah Shin is a South Korean artist internationally living and working between London, Jakarta and Seoul. Graduated from the Slade School of Fine Art (2010-2013), and the Royal College of Art (2016-2018), Hannah has been actively exploring abstraction through the language of painting. Her works have been showcased in various venues: from most recent group exhibitions in OXO Tower, Crypt Gallery and Store Street Gallery (London, 2018) to Bazaar Art Fair, the Ritz-Carlton Jakarta (2016) and Residency programme in Doha, Qatar (2013). She had her first solo show at Lotte Avenue Jakarta (2014) and now heading for upcoming solo show in Seoul 2019. Recently she was awarded with Travers Smith foundation. Her works are at private collections in London and Jakarta.
“My interest lies in the light displacement between myself and the external world. 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 things being de-materialized and being redefined by the way light quality varies, hence the outcome becoming more abstract, no longer recognizable. And I correspond to it by transmitting the contingent process into my art practice, mainly using the paint medium.”