Hvass & Hannibal show, London
Danish design duo Hvass & Hannibal – or Nan Na Hvass and Sofie Hannibal as they are otherwise known – will this week open for a six-week residence at east London’s Kemistry Gallery.
Taking inspiration from random mathematical data - of all things - the pair have produced a series of totemic, characteristically geometric pieces for ’Losing the plot’ at Kemistry - utilising sculpture, illustration and silkscreen to surprisingly textural effect.
Having worked with everyone from Adidas to Sony - Copenhagen-based Hvass & Hannibal’s high-colour, linear approach extends into graphic design, art direction and illustration. And despite the elusive nature of their conceptual jump-off point – think probability theory and landscape mapping figures - the pair’s artistic adaptability is evident throughout the London showing.
Claiming they "got lost, and went a bit mad’ in the process of producing the work for the aptly titled show, Hvass & Hannibal have elegantly transformed the hard-edged data into softened, craft-influenced screen prints, wooden wall pieces and sculptures - a series of which will also be on sale at Kemistry for the duration of the show.