Hannah Luxton sees significance in moments when the ephemeral qualities of the natural world entwine with the solid edges of the built environment. She creates a similarly unexpected relationship by communicating depth of space and activating imagination through line and texture, whilst exploiting the paradox of perspective and the immediacy of the painted surface. In her painting and drawing she places geometry within a natural setting, and has developed a reductive visual language using recurring motifs that gives each object a value; when they co-exist their significance is compounded. The works have an emotive core that is elemental, yet fragile and fleeting.
Hannah Luxton (b.1986, London) lives and works in London. She graduated from the Slade School of Fine Art MA program in 2012, and studied her BA in Fine Art at Kingston University. Exhibitions include ‘Schichtwechsel’, Art in Perpetuity Trust (2015); ‘All S-he Ever Wanted to Be’, Galleria M, Kolkata, India (2015); ‘So Many Constellations’, Mayors Parlour Gallery (2015); ‘Again From Here’, hArts Lane Studios (2015); ‘The Trouble with Painting Today’, Pump House Gallery (2014); ‘Showcase’, (solo) Footfall Art pop-up, (2013); ‘Veiled Infinity’, (solo) Barbican Arts Group Trust (2013); ‘One of the Forgotten’, Frameless Gallery (2012). Public art projects include the City of London Festival, Lindt Big Egg Hunt and the 500 Festival. Hannah has received the Betty Malcolm Scholarship for Stage and Decorative Painting (2012), and the Painter Stainers bursary for Fine Art (2011). Awarded residencies include The Fljotstunga Travel Farm, Iceland (2015) and the Trelex Residency, Switzerland (2013).