Hannah Luxton makes drawings, paintings and site specific artworks inspired by the Romantic notion that the divine is located within raw nature. Lifting organic and ethereal subjects from the natural world, she reduces and refines them into to her minimalist language of motifs. Each object has a value, and when they co-exist their significance is compounded.
Juxtaposed with the authority of geometry and symmetry, her meticulously composed paintings have an emotive core that is elemental, yet fragile and fleeting. Forms and gestures allude to the experience of the senses, and naked linen gives substance to otherwise empty space. Luxton’s paintings are worlds that slow time and activate imagination. Paradoxically, their surface textures bring an immediacy to the work that, in the same instance, resituates them as objects.
Hannah Luxton studied MA Fine Art Painting, Slade School of Fine Art, 2012, and BA (Hons) Fine Art, Kingston University, 2009. Selected exhibitions include Creekside Open, APT Gallery, London, 2017; Shaping the Void, II, Tannery Projects, London, 2017; Fleeting Affiliations, 3 Ada Road, London, 2016; Fiction (With Only Daylight Between Us), Corridor Projects, Ohio, USA & Boecker Contemporary, Germany; Summer Pop Up, Footfall Art, London, 2016; Shaping the Void, Bankley Gallery, Manchester, 2016; Schichtwechsel, APT Gallery, London, 2015; All S-he Ever Wanted to Be, Galleria M, Kolkata, India, 2015; So Many Constellations, Mayors Parlour Gallery, London, 2015; Veiled Infinity (solo), Barbican Arts Group Trust, London, 2013. Residency awards include Fljotstunga Travel Farm, Iceland, 2015 and Trelex Residency, Switzerland.