HANA LOUISE SHAHNAVAZ by PYGMALION FINE ART 

(Winner of The Ciclitira Prize 2017)


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Pygmalion Fine Art was founded in the summer of 2017 with the objective of forming a specialist art platform. They focus on delivering ground-breaking, innovative shows with both emerging talent and established artists.

Pygmalion met Hana whilst she was exhibiting her work at the Prince’s School of Traditional Art in 2017, where she deservedly won the Ciclitira Prize thanks to her interpretation of traditional Persian illustrative painting. Pygmalion curated a group show in Chelsea in 2017, with Hana’s work promptly selling out.

Hana’s technique was formed under the tutelage of Safoura Asadian in Iran. Her method begins with a foundation of traditional Persian mythology which is then brought to life in vibrant large scale miniatures, painted in orthodox traditional techniques, and materials sourced from Iran and elsewhere. The results are unique, mesmerising and engaging works that charm the viewer and invite them into the profound ancient stories they tell.

Artist’s Work

Hana Louise Shahnavaz

The secret garden, 2018 
Handmade and hand-ground pigments, foraged natural pigments, 24ct gold on handmade hemp paper  160 x 136 cm

Hana Louise Shahnavaz

Lovers in the garden, 2017
Natural pigments and 24ct gold on handmade hemp paper 100 x 77 cm

Hana Louise Shahnavaz

Shabdiz, 2017
Natural pigments and 24ct gold on handmade hemp paper  50 x 53 cm

Hana Louise Shahnavaz

Horses in the malachite fields,  2017
Natural pigments and 24ct gold on handmade hemp paper

Hana Louise Shahnavaz

Union, 2017
Natural pigments and 24ct gold on handmade hemp paper 63 x 49cm

Hana Louise Shahnavaz

Map of Hormoz, 2017
Earth on handmade hemp paper  100 x 77 cm

Hana Louise Shahnavaz

Flower & birds 1, 2017
Natural pigments and 24ct gold on handmade hemp paper  95 x 70 cm

Hana Louise Shahnavaz

Galloping into the golden skies, 2018 
Handmade and hand-ground pigments, foraged natural pigments, 24ct gold on handmade hemp paper  23 x 30 cm

Hana Louise Shahnavaz

Malachite border, 2017
Natural pigments and 24ct gold on handmade hemp paper  39 x 39 cm

Hana Louise Shahnavaz

Lapis lazuli flower, 2017
Natural pigments and 24ct gold on handmade hemp paper  38 x 24 cm

Hana Louise Shahnavaz

Shirin, 2017
Natural pigments and 24ct gold on handmade hemp paper  41.5 x 26 cm

Hana Louise Shahnavaz

Khosrow, 2017
Natural pigments and 24ct gold on handmade hemp paper 

Hana Louise Shahnavaz

Flowers & birds 2, 2017
Natural pigments and 24ct gold on handmade hemp paper 97 x 70 cm

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