Graceful Women in Shades of Blue by Hanna Lee Joshi Express a Desire for Autonomy

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June 30, 2022

Grace Ebert

“All That Has Come Ahead of” (2022). All photographs © Hanna Lee Joshi, shared with permission

With lengthy, chic arms and brawny limbs, the ladies that outline Hanna Lee Joshi’s gouache and coloured pencil works transfer throughout the unknown and indiscernible with energy. The Vancouver-based artist renders nameless figures in movement, whether or not dancing in combination or gracefully gliding thru water, on their seek for larger autonomy and achievement unobscured by way of political, cultural, and social impositions. Compared to her previous sequence, Joshi’s most up-to-date items depend extra closely on sun shades of blue and use extra delicate gradients to contour a leg or elbow.

A connection with self-portraiture and a subversion of traditions surrounding nude figures, every of the works is  “a method of mirrored image, some way for me to distill down the tangible and intangible reports of my lifestyles,” she says. “In some way, they're an extension of myself, portraits of feelings, explorations of unanswerable questions, some way for me to take hold of on the immensity of lifestyles.”

Joshi has a solo display slated for December at Thinkspace Tasks, and “Refined Veil of Being” is to be had as a limited-edition print in her store. Discover extra of her introspective works on Instagram.

 

“Wild and Loose” (2022)

“Each and every Ultimate Drop I”

“Belonging”

“Each and every Ultimate Drop II”

“Each and every Ultimate Drop III”

“Refined Veil of Being”

#frame
#coloured pencil
#gouache
#self-portrait

 

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