Hana Babak - Artist

Hana Babak

(*1987, Prague)

is a young Czech artist whose work balances on the border of sculpting and painting. She began her work in Berlin, where she was doing an internship in the studio of the painter George Jiří Dokoupil. In 2013, she was selected by Eleutheria Foundation with other artists such as Roman Týc, Jan Mikulka, Martin Krajc or Masker for an exhibition of young Czech artists at the MAXXI Museum of Contemporary Art in Rome. In 2017 she was awarded the Face of the Year Award by Friends of the National Museum of Women in the Arts, in Washington.

The characteristic feature of Hana Babak's creations is a unique combination of techniques which merges painting and sculpting. Three-dimensionality enhances the emotional charge of the work and serves to bring colours to life. The specific form of the embossed structure is an outcome of the process of liberating the artist from her own emotions and ideas. In her works Babak reflects the abstract world of her subconscious. Free of the conventional world, in which she transforms emotions into specific shapes. The works combine shocking colourism with sophisticated layering of material. Therefore, creating geometric structures of extravagant proportions which have a visual-emotional impact on the viewer, so-called visual porn. The distinctive structure of her works allows for a magical game of light and shadow that brings the artwork to another dimension. Babak experiments with unusual techniques and unconventional materials whose primary use originates from the construction industry. Through her work, she tries to express beauty in it’s absolute purity with the help of overwhelming saturation and surplus.