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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 at 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.


Visceral Series

The Visceral series delves into the intricate relationship between the mind and the body, specifically focusing on the memories embedded within our flesh. Through her artistic exploration, she seeks to capture the essence of universal emotions and thoughts that every human being experiences throughout their journey in life. The human body serves as a vessel for our experiences, storing memories and emotions within its very fabric. These memories, both joyous and painful, shape our identities and influence our perceptions of the world. By delving into the memory of the flesh, she aims to unravel the complex tapestry of human existence. Each piece in the Visceral series is a reflection of the human condition, exploring themes of love, loss, joy, fear, and everything in between. She divings into these universal emotions, she hopes to create a sense of connection and empathy among viewers, reminding them of their shared humanity. Ultimately, her goal with the Visceral series is to create a visual narrative that speaks to the depths of the human experience. By exploring the memory of the flesh, she is to provoke introspection, reflection, and a deeper understanding of ourselves and others.

Reminiscence Series

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’.

Photography Series

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.

Div-Ine Series

Div-Ine depicts Women’s as subject matter in Art of all periods and Div-Ine celebrates the ethereal feminine, sacred forms, and life.

The Family Tree Series

“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.