Hannah Shaw was born in Nottingham, 1989 and
now lives and works in Sheffield, having studied BA
Fine Art at Sheffield Hallam University (2012). Her
practice is focused on creating connections between
often disparate ideas through extensive research,
using new discoveries and ideas within the sciences
to view the world through new eyes.
Derived from an interest in creating work that
explores how much information is necessary to
communicate to a viewer, my practice is both
informed by and executed through, extensive
scientific and sociological research.
My work is often made using strict mathematical
systems, in addition to principles derived from
numerous other disciplines. It is from this process,
of critical analysis and application, that my work is
often produced. Common references and influences
that can be seen throughout my practice include;
quasi-crystals; the work of Jean Michel-Basquiat;
Russian Constructivism and the layering of ideas
described by artists such as Ryan Gander.