On Friday the 7th of October at 5:30pm we open the doors to Hannah Jensen’s solo exhibition
“View Point”. We visited her studio to chat about the show, her inspiration and take some photos of her working on her paintings and drawings.
A multidisciplinary artist most well-known for her carved work, Hannah Jensen graduated from Auckland University of Technology in 2004 with a Bachelor of Visual Arts majoring in printmaking, and transferred her skills to the painted medium in her postgraduate practice. She has since been exhibiting and working on commissions both in New Zealand & internationally for over a decade. Jensen is actively involved in the community, she has been a volunteer art teacher at Starship Hospital since 2010 and continues to donate her works to multiple charity auctions.
Jensen’s practice involves applying layers of paint to board before employing printmaking techniques such as intaglio, etching and carving to create thematic content. The results are detailed images rendered in negative relief that emphasise the texture and tonal variations between paint colours in a topographical manner. Using anywhere between 50 or more layers of paint, Jensen calculates the depth of each layer to provide the necessary variations of colour, texture and shadow in the work.
With a love of all things nature and handmade, she also creates in variety of other mediums: from drawing and painting, to printing and engraving. Join us for Jensen’s artist talk on Thursday the 13th of October 6-7pm to discuss her life and art.
Photography by Sarah Starkey