Hannah Wooll artwork for sale and artist biography

Hannah Wooll explores the domestic space, interior life and the value associated with related objects and artworks. Her most recent practice relies on junk-shop sourced found media; starkly-lit, contrived photographs lifted from the pages of outmoded craft manuals set against incongruous ink painted figures. She plays with scale, splicing and assembling, both referencing and de...constructing the original image. The effect is an off-kilter technicolour film-set, maximizing the potential of contrived images freed from their intended context. Hannah’s women appear awkward yet untroubled by their unnatural surroundings, acknowledging the style and era of the books with which she works, as well as the individual women that have pored over these home craft books filled with arguably outdated feminine pursuits and domestic recreation. The dreamlike and static qualities of the work are due to Hannah taking advantage of the duplicity of unnatural lighting, allowing a two-dimensional feel, lending a lack of naturalism. We swiftly become caught up in these quietly absurd moments, the image paused; melodramatic fragments of still and uneasy tension

Biography

Hannah Wooll lives and works in the North West. She completed a BA at Manchester Metropolitan University in 2000 gaining a 1st Class Degree in Fine Art, Painting; and studied at The Royal Academy Schools from 2000-03 where she received the May Cristea Award for Fine Art. Solo Shows include: Natural Habitat, The 12 Gallery, London, (2010); Contemplating Life and Stuff, Comme Ca, Manchester (2007). Selected group exhibitions include: Artist First, Paper Only at Francis Boeske Projects, Amsterdam, (2017); The London Art Fair, (2016); Cologne Art Fair, Germany (2016); The Functionality Of Thought, Dean Clough, Halifax, (2015); Portfolio North West, The Bluecoat, Liverpool, (2013); The Creekside Open (2013); Polemically Small, Torrance Art Museum, California, (2011); Beyond Fontanna, Studio 1:1 Gallery, London, (2010,) Jerwood Drawing Prize (2009) and (2010), Jerwood Space, London and tours; The Future Can Wait, Truman Brewery, London, (2007); New London Kicks, Wooster Projects New York, (2005). In 2016 she was commissioned for Barnaby Festival for a body of public artworks around Macclesfield, UK
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