Hannah Hoebeke examines the human body through her sculptures. The Ghent
selects fragments from bodies and searches for how to position them in space. Figurative in this way, works are in tension with an abstract arrangement. Hannah strives for unity between pedestal and sculpture, away from the white pedestal. She draws inspiration for this scientific arrangement in museums of classical sculpture. Get there debris (fragments of the body) lined up, supported by minimal metals structures, designed in function of the work. The minimal structure that is often one elongation of the body is important to Hannah’s aesthetic. The exciting
cutting off the body from antique debris is a starting point for her fragmentary approach. Often by chance (breaking a stone) become radical parts of the body left out. Hannah translates her bodies into dark material, where nuances and shades set the necessary accents. This can be aluminum cement, with a shade of white through the plaster mold or in dark ceramic clay. This austere materials emphasize the tension within the image with the base. Hannah is studying currently at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts.