Meet the Artist: Hannah Adamaszek
We are always fascinated to learn the inspiration and drive behind artists’ work. Our Urban Contemporary Art & Street Photography auction features artwork by leading contemporary urban artists and street photographers, including artist Hannah Adamaszek. We met with Hannah to learn more about her artistic practise and creative routine.
You create works that merge art and zen? What inspires your work and what do you want people to take from it?
I love that moment where you forget all of your worries, breathe and live in that second. I want to try and capture that in my work, and make it live forever. I have looked at yoga and the breath as influences, as they came to me when I needed them the most. I draw on my own personal experiences and think about how I have come out stronger. I hope I can inspire other people to do the same.
You work on a variety of scales, often creating large murals. How did you find creating this postcard-sized work?
I love making work that is big, it feels more natural for me, so doing a postcard size was a real challenge. But I was surprised at how much i enjoyed the challenge. I ended up working on them all at the same time so that i could go back and forth as one was drying.
Tell us about your studio. Do you have a creative routine?
I don’t currently have a studio as I’ve been moving, but am looking forward to getting a space that I can start painting in again within the next month. Normally I like to start the day by getting inspired, which with either be a run, or looking through Pinterest at different images, then its down to work painting. Sometimes as I paint I am inspired by the process and unpredictability of the way the paint flows. Sometimes I have an idea of how I want the painting to be but as I work that changes.
What does it mean to you to be producing work to help raise funds for Hepatitis C Trust?
Its amazing to be able to help others, and for this I am excited about taking part in something that can make such a positive change to so many peoples lives
Who are your favourite street artists/photographers? Does their work influence your own practice?
There are so many artists that inspire me. At the moment a few favourites are Marcelina Amelia, who has an amazing use of colour and expression in her work and Anthony Lister who puts himself fully into his work. I love their honesty and ability to express themselves in a way that is unique to them.