Hannah Chloe - portrait (detail) - photo credits Corin Brown, via crimsoncocoonwordpresscom

Hannah Chloe/ Hannah Adamaszek

United Kingdom 1981

Street Art, Painting

hannahadamaszek.com

Hannah Chloe
Hannah Adamaszek
Female
United Kingdom
1981

Best known for her portraits of women that capture the essence of beauty and timelessness, Hannah Chloe is a British contemporary artist, completely unique in her approach and style. Her oeuvre includes drawings and paintings, and, as her works became larger and larger, it led her to try her hand at street art. As Hannah admits, the street art seems like the best option for her, rather than painting giant canvases that get through the door. “Street art is quite new for me but I have to say I really enjoy it. It’s a lot freer. You can paint anything you want anywhere you like and it gets to be seen by a lot of people.”[1] Even though she is dedicated to working outdoors and has participated in several urban projects, she hasn’t forgotten to work indoors, continuing to paint.

Hannah Adamaszek sign abstract curious gift prints in 2013 at duke London view
Hannah Chloe – Golden Arrow – image courtesy of Fousion Gallery

Hannah Chloe – Personal Life

Born in Kent as Hannah Adamaszek, she grew up surrounded by art. With a father who painted, Hannah’s been making art since she can even remember, always drawing or making something. She studied at West Kent College, where, unsure which artistic direction to take, chose to pursue photography. The rules and regulations of University, as well as the challenge of finding a course that suited her exact needs and desires, resulted in Chloe putting down the paintbrush for a number of years after she graduated. After having traveled for some time, she came back home, taking an office job, where she sat behind the desk for years before realizing what her true calling is. As she started painting again, Hannah was somewhat afraid what would people say, but after receiving positive feedback, especially through social networks, she gathered enough courage to quit her day job, while art evolved from being a hobby into a full-time thing.

The artworks of Hannah Chloe exude femininity

Hannah Adamaszek contact blog and instagram to shop 2015 abstract prints and artwork
Hannah Chloe – Zella (Left) / Peace & Hazy Days (Right) – image courtesy of the artist

The Art of Hannah Chloe

Hannah Chloe is inspired by the environment around her. She believes that nature is the greatest artist and tries to take cues from it, so she injects that into the process of painting, using shapes and patterns of nature – like feathers or plants or animals. She often paints women in a natural setting, using a range of techniques which contribute to giving the image an outdoor and contemplative feel, in an attempt to capture a state of mind where the beauty and timelessness of the world come into sharp focus. The female characters have a strong, ethereal quality, portrayed with a feeling of narrative within them. Her portraits exude a femininity which contrasts starkly with the typically masculine stereotypes of street art. Her favorite mediums and tools include decorating brushes, ink, acrylics and lots of water, spray paint and cardboard for stencils working on canvas. Not limiting herself to just painting on canvases, Hannah has also branched out into the street and live painting, converting whatever she can get her hands on, from walls to tiles to an old chest of drawers.

The female characters in works have a strong, ethereal quality

Hannah Adamaszek view on London duke blog is a distinctive view
Hannah Chloe – Just Be – image courtesy of the artist

Hannah Adamaszek – Somewhere Between Commissions and Experimentations

Quitting her job and shifting to freelance lifestyle wasn’t without its difficulties. With thoughts that she wasn’t going to be successful, Hannah admitted the hardest thing was quitting her job. However, with the support from her family and all the positive reactions from the viewers, she hasn’t looked back ever since. Now she’s working on a lot of commissioned pieces. “Some of them are very personal to clients, so I work closely with them on making their dreams come alive.”[2] She is also in a constant process of developing new and more experimental pieces – she is thoroughly enjoying the learning curve that this can bring. Her artwork is not just fresh and innovative, but she also takes it through her own sense of style. Hannah’s work is indeed striking, as all seem affected by it. This kind of timeless beauty takes a lot of time to achieve. Even before commencing a new piece, the artist explores the latest materials that can be utilized.

Hannah Adamaszek golden paintings and prints were on view at London upfest in 2015
Hannah Chloe – Eve of Destruction (Left) / The Waters Way (Right) – image courtesy of Fousion Gallery

Diversity

Hannah Chloe is an artist not just comfortable working with lots of mediums, but also with working in different environments and different people as well. This flexibility, alongside her obvious talent, has opened so many doors. Many of those were quite intriguing projects. She really enjoyed doing the Brandalism project, working with about 25 other creative individuals. “We were each given a brief and had to create something for a sort of anti-advertising campaign. The guys running the project hijacked billboards across the UK and pasted up our anti-adverts across the top of them. It was nice to have a bit of focus and do something different to my usual work.”[3] The Brandalism hit five cities in the UK over the course of five days, subverting 36 billboards and causing quite a stir with the press.

She is represented by Fousion Gallery and Pretty Portal.

Hannah Chloe lives and works in the United Kingdom.

References:

  1. Adamaszek H., A lot freer., lacremedelacre.me [February 24, 2017]
  2. Kirlew J., Inside the World of Hannah Adamaszek – The feeling of being, Women in Trade Magazine, No. 4 Autumn Edition 2014
  3. Walton M., DRINKING TEA WITH HANNAH ADAMASZEK, Crimson-Cocoon [February 24, 2017]

Featured image: Hannah Chloe – portrait (detail) – photo credits Corin Brown, via crimsoncocoon.wordpress.com

YearExhibition titleGallery/MuseumGroup/Solo
2016Two Worlds MeetEden East Yoga, LondonGroup
2016Big Christmas Art Sudio SaleUnderdog Gallery, LondonGroup
2016Curiouser and CuriouserCurious Duke, WalthamstownGroup
2016IlluminatedUpfest, BristolGroup
2016Live PaintingUpfest, BristolGroup
2016Marbles & Ware MarketLeake Street Tunnel, LondonGroup
2016Garden PartyCurious Duke Gallery, LondonGroup
2016Live PaintingTobacco Factory, BristolGroup
2016Stroke ArtfairMunich, GermanyGroup
2016Artists House X Artfinder X MyHotelsMy Hotels, BrightonGroup
2016Insert - Art - HereCurious Duke Gallery, LondonGroup
2015ReposeCurious Duke Gallery, London, UKSolo
2015FreshLeake Street, LondonGroup
2015Stroke LtdMunich, GermanyGroup
2015Moniker ArtfairShoreditch, LondonGroup
2015Blooom Artfair, Fusion GalleryCologne, GermanyGroup
2015For the Love of London, Beautiful CrimeShoreditch, LondonGroup
2015Art MarketMaidstone, KentGroup
2015Mix, Incandescent ArtUnderdog Gallery, LondonGroup
2015Upfest Live PaintingBristol, UKGroup
2015Liverpool Contemporary ArtfairFolly and Muse, Liverpool UKGroup
2015The Art of Doing More – MicrosoftBroadgate Welcome Centre, LondonGroup
2015Stroke ArtfairMunich, GermanyGroup
2015GingerMoo WorkshopsCrawley, UKGroup
2015Femme Fierce ExhibitionRISE Gallery, CroydonGroup
2015We Create LiveSubism Liquitex Event, LondonGroup
2015Femme Fierce Live PaintingLeake Street, LondonGroup
2014Curio-cityCurious Duke Gallery, LondonGroup
2014Talking PeaceHoxton GalleryGroup
2014Art OutletFousion Gallery, BarcelonaGroup
2014Stencils OnlyPretty Portal, GermanyGroup
2014LunarCurious Duke Gallery, LondonGroup
2014Celebrabis Vitae Skull ArtBox Studios, LondonGroup
2014Blooom Art FairCologne, GermanyGroup
2014Moniker Art FairOld Turman Brewery, LondonGroup
2014Artfinder Pop UpBlackall Studios, LondonGroup
2014Well HungWell Hung Gallery, LondonGroup
2014Beauty is the BeholderUpfest Gallery, BristolGroup
2014HeyokaFousion Gallery, BarcelonaSolo
2014Subism Liquitex EventTwenty Twenty Two, ManchesterGroup
2014Project BrandalismBillboards across UKGroup
201460 Days of SummerCurious Duke Gallery, LondonGroup
2014Massive MinaturesBen Oakley Gallery, LondonGroup
2014Buy Art FairArt Fair, ManchesterGroup
2014GingerMooHawth Crawley, West SussexGroup
2013Stroke Art FairArt Fair, BerlinGroup
2013Sinstar Live PaintingSinstar Shop, LondonGroup
2013Beautiful Crime Concept StoreLulu Guiness, Covent GardenGroup
2013Upfest Live PaintingUpfest, BristolGroup
2013Art on SnowBad Gastein, AustriaGroup
2013The RetreatHoxton Hotel, LondonGroup
2013Factory ShopWest London Art Factory, LondonGroup
2013StreetFest Live PaintingShoreditch, LondonGroup
2013Rise of the Non ConformistsWXStreet Party, LondonGroup
2013Grand Designs LiveCurious Duke Gallery, LondonGroup
2013The Art of CuriosityCurious Duke Gallery, LondonGroup
2013Un-or-tho-doxBlackall Studios, LondonGroup
2013Through the Minds EyeCurious Duke Gallery, LondonSolo
2012Fiend Projects CollectiveDesign Centre, AntwerpGroup
2012Art Car Boot FairBrick Lane, LondonGroup
2012Infante Sagres Hotel Group ShowInfante Sagres Hotel, PortugalGroup
2012Project BrandalismBillboards across UKGroup
2012Looking Sideways, BoardmastersBoardmasters festival, NewquayGroup
2012Sidewayz Art ExhibitionGlobal Gallery, AustraliaGroup
2012The Curiosity SocietyHoxton Hotel, LondonGroup
2012Manchester Art FairManchesterGroup