current project: studioffices
Offices and related spaces (such as vast, glossy, empty foyers and atriums) are considered and changed to illuminate post contemporary conditions, other creative production or fantasy usage. These ideas are evoked in photo works and series, films and installations in the form of photo sets, together with modified objects, alongside editions. Shown in gallery and other contexts, often incorporating architectural, interior and scenic features, site specifically returning work to it’s source where offices become studios and vice versa. Voids are filled with new forms and productivity emerges through mirage to manifestation of studio dreams.
shows and publications:
Solo shows include A Distant, Darkened Lobby (Limbo Arts, Margate. sept 2014), a series of inter connected photo installations and films which re-imagines office spaces as fragments of artists' studios. In interior, light, shade (Regent's Place Plaza, London. oct 2014) oversized blind-like prints extract motifs and mirror scenarios in the windows of the surrounding office towers.
Work has featured in group shows throughout the UK, Europe, Japan and USA - most recently in Summer Salon Lubomirov / Angus-Hughes Gallery, London (July - Aug 2016), Escape Realities (UCA curators, Jan 2016), touring group exhibition Business As Usual (org Perce Jerrom, Pyramid Art Center, Warrington, Oct 2015 & Turf Projects, Croydon London, July 2015) and Indexical Traces (Brewery Tap, Folkestone, March 2015). Alongside material in books listed below, work has also been published in magazines including i-D, GQ Style (South Africa), Dance Theatre Journal (UK), Gazelland (USA) and for Gilded Birds.
Collaborative film projects include 2 short films and 1 live video set to music by Dale Cornish (Xeric) : http://entracte.co.uk/projects/dale-cornish-e171/
In his youth Hanson began photographing the Yorkshire suburban countryside and inner city Leeds areas he grew up in. Photo montage work was shown in a group display about 'new surrealism' at the Henry Moore Foundation. He performed at Leeds University Workshop Theatre and with the National Youth Theatre.
‘90‘s : His early London photographs portray friends and associates, including Leigh Bowery and Alexander McQueen, at crucial moments in social and performative situations, and can now be seen in a range of art and fashion books and biographies. This archive remains an active part of his practice.
‘00‘s : Next Hanson formed a 'photo related family' (one called Susan Tripod), these post performative actions (also with The Offset and The Paper People collectives) and mixed & multi media displays were presented across various platforms in the UK and internationally, including for a vending machine project in Tokyo, a sound show at Wolfgang Tillmans’ London studio, in a series of department store windows in Brussels (t.a.g galleries) and in web based videos.
‘10‘s : He later returned to an academic studio based structure to develop evolving photo art ideas, Photography at LCC (UAL) 2010, and BA Hons Fine Art at UCA Canterbury, graduating in 2013 with first class honours. New installation and print work exhibited in solo and group shows. He has given illustrated talks about his work and surrounding concepts at UCA and Central Saint Martins.