We are pleased to announce that we now represent Tāmaki-based artist Hannah Ireland.
Hannah’s gestural and expressionist paintings hint at personhood and individual character. Figures don devilish smirks, exaggerated black eyelashes, or smushed-to-the-photocopier type noses.
A key component of Hannah's practice is a method of painting on glass, sometimes on found or abandoned windows. This format calls for a painting in reverse. Whereas building pigment up on canvas or some other opaque surface means the foreground is often painted last, painting on glass means the initial brush strokes appear first and the background is built up in layers behind it.