Hannah Battershell creates work in many forms: intricately layered paper landscapes; diorama-like scenes in tobacco tins; dreamy visions depicted screenprints or cyanotypes. The abiding mood is one of playful darkness and eerie beauty. Sometimes miniature, always detailed, her work asks you to peer into its world up close.
Hannah’s current pieces are informed by a growing interest in gardening, wild food and our complex relationship with the natural world. Her inspirations include the delicate depiction of natural forms in Japanese screens, the enchanting, humorous worlds conjured by Tove Jansson, the strange perspectives of Medieval illuminations and the symbolically charged and sumptuously coloured work of the Mughal miniaturists.
Hannah Battershell’s exhibitions include various shows at GX Gallery (London) and solo shows at Curwen Gallery (London), and The Rectory Gallery (London). Other exhibitions include the Royal Academy Summer Exhibitions 2011, 2013 and 2014 and The Other Art Fair in London and Bristol.