Intense, powerful, and extravagant. This is what it feels like when a brilliant mind uses art and fantasy to make us rethink routine concepts we hardly question in our everyday life.
24-year-old artist and stylist based in London Hannah Hetherington brings up strong, important subjects in her work. And she'll be at Galeria Melissa London with a four-day only visual exhibition. Named Toxic, this project approaches the social hierarchies that are coded in forms of style, form and silhouettes.
“My Art and Fashion practice is focused on concept clothing, wearable art, drawings and paintings. My work explores the ugly, the scary and the extravagant."
Hannah explores this concept through showcasing an 'Alien society' comprising of 3 human sized sculptures made of various materials. Her main influences are H.R. Giger's Alien designs in the Alien film series and the Colossus character designs in the Japanese action-adventure computer game Shadow of the Colossus. There's also a strange touch of fear that makes Hannah's work even more distinct, evoking a wealth of feelings and reflections in the public.
"I'm particularly into artworks that explore fantasy characters and creatures that have a certain anthropomorphic quality that can evoke empathy, fear or even grandeur.”
The installation will be open from August 31st to September 3rd and you're invited to stop by.
43 King Street, London, UK - WC2E 8JY