Janna van Hasselt

Janna van Hasselt’s work is characterised by a pleasure in materials and a strong sense of spontaneity, playfulness and humour. It is tactile and exuberant and van Hasselt works with media ranging from printed and dyed fabric to puff pigment, ceramics, hot glue and inflatables. The works often have a feeling of controlled chaos; knots, tubes, folds and stacks are van Hasselt’s forms of choice as she experiments with the tension, stress and gravity of each object made or represented. She also explores the idea of architectural failure, questioning how far her structures can be pushed before they collapse.

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