Complex Surreal Worlds: Art by Hannah Yata
Morpho, oil on panel
Each of Hannah Yata paintings are complex surreal worlds, where part-human, part-animal subjects interact with bizarre alien landscapes.
Demeter, oil on canvas
Technically, Yata is quite skilled, rendering her subjects in extreme detail, creating almost photorealistic depictions of these strange dream worlds. She usually works in oil on panel, using bright colours and fine blending techniques to achieve a smooth and detailed image.The artist often draws from feminism and environmentalism to comment on nature versus technology and the objectification of the female form. Female figures appear frequently in her works, often with the heads of animals – birds, fish or mythical creatures.
Yata received her bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from the University of Georgia, and has since been featured in group shows around the U.S.A. as well as a recent solo exhibition in Japan.
A Study in Red, oil on canvas