art haus berlin

@ takt residency, Friedrichshain (
An artist residency. Bunch of complete strangers living together in Berlin making art.

Friday, 30 August 2013

Hannah Quinlivan - Draw me in the picture

Hannah Quinlivan's drawings are not windows you look through. Lifting off the wall, they share the space you breath in. Twisting ripples of metal, wire, paper and graphite traces. Echoing tensions between positive and negative space, the light and the casted shadow.

Sprung from a memory, Hannah Quinlivan's drawings are not illustrations but rather the motion of remembering. Personally my memories are a scrambling around the dark with bruised knees. The organic mindscape of Quinlivan's memories are more elegant and poignant. Like the histories of time in nature. Visually in vein with layered rock strata, tree ring circles, and microscopic organisms wiggling about the gallery space.