Hanna ten Doornkaat


Biography and career

Hanna ten Doornkaat

German artist Hanna ten Doornkaat lives and works in the UK. In 2002 she completed an MA (Sculpture) from Wimbledon School of Art and  BA (Sculpture) Kingston University in 1997. She has since exhibited widely both in the UK, Germany, Belgium and Australia. She has also curated numerous group exhibitions.

In 2015 her work was shortlisted for the Jerwood Drawing Prize, London. In 2016 she exhibited in Berlin, Germany, had a solo show in BBK Galerie Oldenburg, Germany and was shortlisted for the RA Summer Exhibition and Derwent Art Prize.

"My work is an exploration of the possibilities of abstract line drawings and an examination of the relationship between seeing, perception and understanding what is seen or unseen. More recently I have started to explore the interrelationship, transition and break between drawing, painting and its expansion into space and sculpture.

The repetition of lines and grids as a compositional format are a constant throughout my work and the subject of continuous renewal and  reinvention.The process of the work is often secondary to the concept which questions conventional representation.

Rather than isolating individual works they often become part of constructions in a space where each work relates or emerges from the other. By trying  to overcome boundaries, the 'between space' ,  the work is at once drawing, painting, sculpture and installation."

Credits photos : Emily Almond Barr

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