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Diving In

12.00"W x 12.00"H x 1.0"D

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Hana Shoup

DENVER, CO

Medium: Painting

Subject Tags: impasto, contemporary, nature, nature-inspired, upcycled, painting, process, mixed-media, abstract, texture, recycled, water, fish

Media: acrylic, paper, found objects, trash, charcoal on canvas

Size: 12"W x 12"H x 1"D

Year Created: 2009

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I created this piece by recycling previous work into something new. I first build heavy surfaces on the canvas by pouring, splashing, layering, and cutting up paint. I then press into the surface chunks of dried paint, paper scraps, and studio trash. Hence, I chose the title for this piece because I thought this torn paper "swoosh" looks like a fish that is diving into the rippling river of paint.

I was born in the small town of Brenham, Texas. I drew animals, both real (my menagerie of pets), and fantastic (dragons and such). With this obsession with drawing nature, I studied drawing, painting, printmaking, and art history at Baylor University. I lived for five months in Florence, Italy. There I took classes in cooking, Italian, and Renaissance art. Upon my return the States, I attended an intensive drawing “marathon” at the New York Studio School. I then moved to Baltimore (I was a Texas girl eager to see the East Coast) attended MICA as a Post-Baccalaureate student. After that, I moved to Houston, TX, to earn my Master of Fine Arts from the University of Houston. I worked in DYI art spaces, such as The Skydive, and helped organize community shows. I currently work, teach, and make art in Denver.

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