Hannah B. Farrell - b. 1995, Dallas TX
I am an oil painter with a direct approach to painting. I work in a heavy impasto style with an acidic paint pallet. While studying at school, I began to make works that represented the outward view of a codependent relationship. I have continued that work after leaving school, using my expressive way of painting to articulate and contextualize the mundane and domestic imagery. As these paintings are autobiographical, I am presenting a curated view of my life. I direct my abstraction as a way to direct the viewer and highlight a specific narrative.
My Most recent series, RESPITE, creates a narrative of comfort and domesticity in contemporary America. By referencing social media and candid imagery I am commenting on the way we present ourselves to other people. My paintings are created from photos and considered retrospectively in order to carry the subtle and underlying complexities of life. What I hope first and foremost is that people see the pride in every painting. I am choosing what to define in each painting and I am specific with the details. My paintings are a love letter to the people and cats in my life.