Edinburgh based artist Hannah Benassi is a painter whose work is informed by a process of combining edited and organised research with the fluidity of intuitive mark making. Taking inspiration from her Italian heritage, she gathers source material that explores the relationship between organic and human-made qualities, captured within the old ruins and rustic towns of Italy. A repetitive process of deconstructing and reconstructing content plays a significant role in Benassi’s work.
“Working primarily with paint, my work explores the use of clay, oil bar, cloth, and pasted papers. This multi-media approach is influenced by my collated use of abstracted information, where I am interested in creating structural layers of soft and raw textures that represent traditional qualities within contemporary art”
Benassi graduated with a 1st Class BA(Hons) Fine Art from DJCAD (2019) where she was awarded The Farquhar Reid Trust Prize.