Surface Magazine: Heidi Hahn’s Plaintive Portraits Reveal a Spectrum of Emotion - Through deft use of texture, the Brooklyn painter renders her own experiences—privacy, vulnerability, and liberation among them—in meditative portraits of women asserting bo

By Ryan Waddoups

Here, we ask an artist to frame the essential details behind one of their latest works.

Bio: Heidi Hahn, 39, Brooklyn (@heidihahn123)

Title of workSoft Joy #5 (2022).

Where to see itKohn Gallery, Los Angeles (1227 N Highland Ave) until April 9.
"Three words to describe it: Contour, body, mood."

What was on your mind at the time: I wanted the body to stand in for a certain formalism.

"The work is about shape and color, and it also happens to talk about the feminine through that lens. I needed to pack in concerns about painting into the body." 


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March 10, 2022