MAGDA VON HANAU
Brazilian born Visual Artist Magda von Hanau is no stranger to the camera, her successful modeling and television career in Europe set the stage for her true passion for fine art and photography. Magda creates rare visual poems that evoke a sense of magic.
Her signature style turns classical into contemporary while playing with both form and architecture. The artist's aesthetic hints to her own personality, bold, colorful and dramatic with unmatched attention to detail. The timeless elegance within each image Magda creates, gives rise to a new kind of powerful visual storytelling.
The Family Tree
“The Family Tree” series is a deep study of the identity and symbolism of one’s roots. The drawings/prints are intervened by the artist with pencil and gold ink, The works incorporate her personal journey to motherhood through delicate imagery of the body and nature, and are all accompanied by handwritten Portuguese poems. These perceptively organic ensembles capture a visible story that transcends a woman’s humanity and her process during childbirth to the evolution of a family, all from the artist’s perspective.
"By definition Metamorphosis generates a transformative change in form, nature, or structure. In this metamorphic series, The artist produced a hybrid between humans and nature, representing the evolution of the being".
Div-Ine depicts Women’s as subject matter in Art of all periods and Div-Ine celebrates the ethereal feminine, sacred forms, and life.
“This body of work refers to the memory of the flesh. While working on my Visceral series, I aim to explore the universal emotions and thoughts a human being is exposed to throughout life..."
Magda Von Hanau’s photographs create a rare visual poem that evokes a sense of magic. Turning classical into contemporary while playing with both form and architecture, her work is bold, colorful, and dramatic with unmatched attention to detail achieving powerful visual storytelling.
Visual artist Magda von Hanau’s ‘Reminiscence’ series is a deep exploration and interpretation of fragmented moments from memories. Anchored by the themes of time and space, the artist delves into a more conceptual framework, acutely exploring and experimenting with the motifs of identity, memory, and loss. The subject matter incorporating children, architecture, and nature are perceptively assembled and juxtaposed to capture, freeze and render visible stories that transcend, time, space, and memory. The series’ palpable nostalgia for the past is paradoxically expressive of the present as well as the future. Through form and symbolism, this body of work regards unconscious repetition, imitation, and survival. Viewers are invited to reach across chronological and physical boundaries to reflect on the universal themes and personal experiences inspire by ‘Reminiscence’.