Hanna-Maria Hammari, Installation view of 'lie in wait' at LC Queisser, Tbilisi
Hanna-Maria Hammari is a Finnish artist who lives in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.
The artist’s sculptural practice incorporates a diverse vocabulary of materials – ranging from wood, fake fur, latex, helium balloons to steel and ceramics – to construct resonant and imaginative combinations of disparate images, forms and narrative styles that explore the tensions between presence and absence, nature and artifice, threat and safety, surface and interior, loneliness and hurt, while levering the heaviness of these topics with wit and pathos.
Hammari studied at the Städelschule in Frankfurt am Main and at the Cooper Union, in New York. Her work has been shown in recent exhibitions at Deborah Schamoni, Munich (2020); Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler, Berlin (2020); Frankfurter Kunstverein (2019); LC Queisser, Tibilisi (2019); Vleeshal, Middelburg (2019); Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden (2018); Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt (2017).
During my residency in Helsinki I am happy to get the chance to reacquaint myself with the Finnish art scene and to be learning different metal casting techniques.