Subject Tags: layered, touchable, colorful, heavy textured art, blue water, blue water art, nature-inspired, nature, theme, island, process painting, process, holes, hole, cut, abstract landscape, underwater, aquatic, liquid paint pour, white, yellow, purple, blue, green, splatter, splatter abstract, splatters, splattered paint, textured painting, texture, pink, lagoon, water, watercolor
Size: 14"W x 20"H x 0.5"D
Year Created: 2017
Ready to Hang
Hana Shoup builds tactile surfaces on her canvas by repeating a process of accident, layering, and removal. First, she lays the canvas on the floor and pours her paint, letting it splatter and pool on the canvas. After waiting for it to harden and crack, she contributes her own story by adding layers with brushes and hands, or by ripping, cutting, and removing layers. She continues the process until she is satisfied with the compelling mixture of form, color, and texture.
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.