Art Monthly, May 2022
Textiles are key to the work of Hatty Buchanan. Buchanan's engaging 'Alter Ego Series', 2022….dissolve boundaries between craft and fine art and between painting and sculpture. Linen rectangles are stitched together, fringed with tufts that play with the notion of banners, but the trailing threads suggest vulnerability and an unruly attitude towards seams. These works are packed with painterly and performative purpose, referencing formalist painting as strongly as the tradition of sewing as women's work with clever rebelliousness.
Art Monthly May 2022, Review by Cherry Smythe, The Comrades They Were Brave Exhibition
Interview with the Artist
Listen to an interview with London-born artist Hatty Buchanan who tells how some of her conceptual sculptures are drawn from her experiences as a teenager in Soho where she came across all manner of exotic people active in the sub-culture of the club, music and fashion scene. She also talks about her work in theatre production management, the influence of her MA in Design Imagination on her subsequent work, and how she distills concepts such as the dynamics of power relationships and even self-portraits into her pieces.