Home styling with art: Hannah Adamaszek

I’ve been living on my own for a couple of months now, and I love it. I’d always had housemates before, which was fine for the most part, but I’m really enjoying making the place feel like my own home. And it has absolutely nothing to do with the fact that I am free to waltz around in the buff, should I so desire. Nothing at all.

Scarring visions aside (sorry, dear readers; please don’t desert me), one of the things that makes my place feel so homely is the artwork I have on the walls. I always think the way a person decorates their home is an insightful reflection of their identity, and the chosen artworks are the most telling part. For instance, a lot of the artworks on my walls are by Cornish artists, reflect nature and country-living in some part, or, on a less symbolic level, are cast-aside pieces after shooting a video at work (I work for ColArt, which owns Winsor & Newton and Liquitex. I shoot videos on the reg, usually of artists using our art materials).

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The piece that always attracts the most comments is my huge Hannah Adamaszek canvas in the living room, which you can see in the image above. She ever-so-kindly gifted it to me after a particularly fun three-day shoot – seriously, I was SO happy about it. In this piece, as with so many of her pieces, a woman stands in the wind with an arresting gaze. Simultaneously innocent and strong, she’s a symbol for Native American culture, which in turn places nature above all.

It’s fascinating to see the way each piece is built up, layer after layer. You can watch a video I worked on, mapping her process, here.

It’s ethereal nature in an urban style, so is impossible to pigeon-hole. She manages to balance the contradiction perfectly, and as a country girl living in the city, I feel her Untitled artwork is the perfect addition to the flat of an (as-yet untitled*) Cornish Peckhamite.

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Check out her work on her site here – all images below article are attributed to the artist, Soul Makes and Vosges.


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