2019-present Scholarship programme at the Royal Drawing Room 2014-2018 The Slade School of Fine Art, London, BA 2016 Exchange at the New York Studio School 2013-2014 Central Saint Martins, London, Foundation
Our youngest participant Hannah Tilson has emerged from a strong creative lineage, confidently creating her own visual language and exhibiting for several years. Inspired by the stage, fashion and pattern, Tilson builds up layers of painting and drawing. She has recently been painting on panes of glass, creating open spaces between the glass and background painting, concealing and revealing parts of the image, so the challenge to work with a Perspex cube was a familiar one. The resultant Tart-Han is a wall hanging three-dimensional painting that deconstructs not only the name but the recognisable Scottish pattern and interweaving colour. Layering is an important part of the artist’s practice, however in this unique work for Cure3, it feels as though the layers have been peeled back, rather than applied, to create a dynamic playful work.