PrizeOfficial Selection in Create (art)
CompanyHannah Thomas Studio
ArtistHannah Thomas
CreditHannah Thomas

Acrylic on Canvas 160 x 160 cm 2022 Absurdity, disorder, insensate and disembodied forms constrained and fragmented in these two dimensional spaces. Hints of biomorphic form, curving shapes pressed together in enforced intimacy, stifled, encased in their tight little worlds emanating a wordless, formless desperation. This painting was born of a need to revert to a simpler, more totemic style to express a basic primordial desire for freedom and connection: for the release of one’s potency in a world that increasingly restricts and confines.

Hannah Thomas is a semi-abstract painter, currently based in Wlltshire, UK. She attended the University of the West of England in Bristol, graduating with a BA in Art and Visual Culture in 2000. She then spent ten years working as a music photographer in London, transitioning to painting in 2017. Hannah's style is constantly evolving, playing with simple abstraction, surrealist and figurative elements. Her themes of the absurd, romantic and chaotic combined with issues of conflicting desires, pressures of ageing and the constraints placed on the individual by society fuel her work.