“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.
The series reflects the palpable nostalgia of womanhood and the story of her family and her own turmoil of losing a child. Through form and symbolism, this body of work regards unconscious repetition, imitation, and survival.
A photograph of the original artist drawing intervened with metallic-gold Japanese ink and pencil by the artist.
From The series Family Tree
Dimensions: 29.75 H x 21.75 W in.
One of a kind
Limited edition print 2/8 + 1 AP. Each edition is unique as it is intervened by the artist.
Visual artist Magda von Hanau has spent her life a devotee and disseminator of beauty in its many forms.
Born and raised in Barra Bonita, a bucolic countryside municipality of São Paulo, Brazil, von Hanau forged an early connection with nature before embarking as a teenager on a lustrous modeling and performance career. A prominent fixture on Europe's finest fashion runways and in magazine editorial pages, she found her deep-rooted passion for beauty and art continue to blossom next on the stage - acting in the theater and excelling at improv and interpretation. Von Hanau became well known as an actress on Italian television screens before she enrolled in art school, applying her natural talent and experience living in the world's most historic arts and culture capitals into developing her own visual language.
Uniquely, her work today takes these influences into the domain of drawing, photography, installations, and sculpture; spanning movements, mediums, and cultures. Influences on von Hanau's practice include nature, feminism, history, the visceral and the overall transcendence of life. Anchored by the themes of time and space, she delves into more conceptual frameworks, acutely, exploring and experimenting with the motifs of beauty, identity, loss, deconstruction and of fragmented moments from juxtaposed to capture, freeze and render visible stories that transcend time and space, and break down the way we see the world around us.
Fast gaining recognition on the world stage, von Hanau's work has been featured in several galleries, at numerous exhibitions, highlighted as public works and included in several prestigious private collections. Many of her works have been featured in top international media outlets including Architectural Digest Italia, Elle Decor, Departures, Casa Vogue Brasil, Robb Report, and elsewhere.