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Human nature is not immutable and human beings are capable of change identical to nature itself. My artistic practice is driven by my own interest for mystery, brutality and beauty. The dualistic aspects of darkness/evil and light/beauty in humans and humanity described in myths and tales interest me. My jewellery and objects are repeatedly characterized by a practice of syncretism; a combination of elements from different historical styles and religions systems. My making is contemporary, but the work replicates nature and draw inspiration from talismanic and indigenous objects as well as 18th century memento mori jewels.
/Hanna Hedman 2013
"Hanna Hedman: a Swedish maker in her thirties. Her career is as extremely short as it has been prolific and successful: after concluding her nine-year training in 2008, she hit the ground running with a body of work at once technically dazzling, singular, and thematically rich (she has exhibited nine times on her own since.) The work consists in exutory bestiaries, sub-aquatic shrubberies and anthropomorphic shapes grown on a strict diet of embossed and cutout sheet metal, painted in lush bichromatic shades. Her technical prowess notwithstanding, one suspects that her success was cemented by a strategic use of photography: she has used white-clad models to put her clever assemblages in relief, and offset their talismanic qualities against an ominous air of modern-day normalcy. Hedman trained in the US, Sweden, New Zealand, and Sweden."