Andy Hahn featured in St. Louis Home + Lifestyle magazine.

Hahn, and his modern art, were featured in a full spread article in the March 2018 issue of St. Louis Homes + Lifestyles magazine. He was interviewed and they came to his studio for a photoshoot late in 2017.

St. Louis artist Andy Hahn featured in a magazine

 

St. Louis artist Andy Hahn featured in a magazine

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Hahn’s newest work has both a funny and somewhat uncomfortable edge. As he explains, “It explores the dichotomy between what we express externally versus what we hold internally.” He continues, “I’m manifesting this mainly through words that are obvious and visible combined with partially obscured words in the textured surface. It’s a study on human nature and our need for validation and the perceived perfection in our lives, in conflict with our innate inability to be vulnerable and transparent, resulting in a clear contradiction between the two.”

Read the full article here.

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Behind the scenes: Interview and photoshoot about me and my art – publishing soon!

So I should probably focus more on promoting myself, but sometimes great things come your way regardless. I’m a pretty humble person, but I am learning to celebrate me more and this is something I am extremely excited about and want to shout from the roof tops!

I was approached about a full spread featured artisan article, interview and photoshoot about me and my art for the upcoming March 2018 issue of St. Louis Homes + Lifestyles magazine. They interviewed me and came to my studio for a photoshoot late in 2017. The magazine will be published near the end of February. I am so excited to see how it all comes together!

Here is a sneak peak, I was able to capture a photo of the photoshoot, so you get a little behind the scenes preview of what the article will be about.

St. Louis artist Andy Hahn behind the scenes of photo shoot
With photographer Colin Miller

 

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2017 was a fresh start … 2018 is a world of opportunities

Boy, 2017 and January flew by! I am way behind publishing this article. After getting past some really challenging times, I feel like so many great things have happened in my personal and professional life in 2017. I am really excited for what 2018 has in store for me. These are my the top 5 art accomplishments of 2017 that I am most grateful and excited about!

1) St. Louis Homes + Lifestyles magazine interview and photoshoot

I was approached about a full spread featured artisan article, interview and photoshoot about me and my art in the March 2018 issue of St. Louis Homes + Lifestyles magazine. They did the interview and photoshoot late in 2017, the magazine will be published near the end of February 2018. I am so excited to see how it all comes together!

2) Boutique contemporary hotel in Davenport purchased my art

I met an interior designer when I was exhibiting at the Webster Arts Fair this summer. She loved one of my large red paintings for a contemporary hotel project she was working on in Davenport, Iowa. The hotel loved it too, and now my modern abstract painting is part of a beautiful art-themed hotel experience.

Abstract 027 - Painting by artist Andy Hahn - Sold to Current Hotel in Davenport Iowacurrent-iowa-hotel-exterior
3) Dierbergs Markets purchased a painting for corporate office

This fall, another one of my large red paintings was purchased for the Dierbergs corporate offices in Chesterfield Missouri.

4) Multiple paintings purchased by Seattle collector

It isn’t as common to sell multiple pieces to the same collector at the same time, especially large paintings. But a couple in Seattle found my art and fell in love with several paintings for their home. I crated them up and sent them on their long journey to the northwest.

5) Commissioned painting for a couple in Philadelphia

I love doing commissioned art! It is really gratifying to work with people who want my art in their homes or businesses to enjoy. It is a great opportunity to get to know them and it makes the situation a lot more personal and gratifying. A couple in Philadelphia commissioned me to do a large painting in their dining room. They had just gotten married and moved into a new house that they are making into their joint home. Was a great experience to be a part of their new life together.

Here’s to an amazing 2018 for all of us!

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Artist explains meaning behind painting “Corruption” – Andy Hahn

St. Louis artist Andy Hahn explains his modern abstract painting titled “Corruption”.

Hahn used strong vertical and horizontal lines in this piece. It suggests an architectural subject. He combine that with some distinct texture that gave it some additional industrial cues. The dark burgundy color palette is bold and attention getting, which was intentional, as he wanted a strong visually impactful piece.

We all experience corruption in different facets of life. It is often portrayed on the evening news and in social media. You can’t miss hearing about it or at least the speculation of it. In this painting, Hahn is showing the destructive remnants of a corrupt society. The architectural elements seem to have decayed in this abstract painting.

Purchase this painting and browse others on his Etsy store.

 

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Come see my art at Shaw Art Fair Oct 7 & 8

I will be exhibiting some new modern abstract art this October in St. Louis at the Historic Shaw Art Fair.

Located on the tree-lined parkway of beautiful Flora Place at Tower Grove Avenue, the Historic Shaw Art Fair is one of the premier fine art and fine craft fairs in the St. Louis area. It is highly rated by art fair magazines and participating artists. Roughly 135 top caliber artists and craftspeople from around the country are selected each year to participate in the professionally juried event.

This year it was juried by Brian David Smith, a renowned painter and art faculty member at St. Charles Community College – St. Charles, MO, Melissa Whitwam, fiber artist and Executive Director of the Foundry Art Centre in St. Charles, MO, and Michael Parrett a metal and glass artist and Director of Community Programs and Director of Operations over the Grand Center location of Craft Alliance Center of Art+Design.

 

October 7 & 8, 2017
4100 & 4200 blocks of Flora Place
St. Louis, Missouri

 

Here is a sneak peak into some of the art I will be displaying:

 

Andy Hahn painting Webster Arts Fair

 

Red Modern Abstract Art Painting 127 by Andy Hahn

Visitors and artists will enjoy the festive atmosphere that includes live music, a food court featuring food from many local restaurants, and a children’s art area.

This event is held concurrently with the Missouri Botanical Garden’s Best of Missouri Market, which is located directly across Tower Grove Avenue from the Shaw Art Fair.

Dates and Times:

Saturday, October 7th from 9am to 5pm
Sunday, October 8th from 10am to 5pm

I am really looking forward to the show!

Come by and say hello, this is a great opportunity for me to see my collectors in person!

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I will be exhibiting in “33October“ juried gallery exhibition

I was recently accepted into the 33October exhibition that will be at The Old Orchard Gallery in historic Webster Groves.

The exhibition is juried by Frieda L. Wheaton, director and curator of the Vaughn Cultural Center, a member of the Lambert-St. Louis International Airport Art Advisory Committee; and has been a member of the Board of Commissioners of the Saint Louis Art Museum for over 14 years. The exhibition runs Oct. 23 – 31.

 

Opening Reception

Friday, October 23, from 6:00p-10:00p.

Old Orchard Gallery

39 S. Old Orchard , St. Louis, MO  63119

 

Here are the paintings that I will be displaying.

Abstract Painting 128 by Andy Hahn ArtRed painting Abstract 127 by artist Andy HahnGreen modern art by Andy Hahn - Abstract 131

If you are interested in purchasing let me know or view them in person in the gallery.

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Sneak peak photos of my new art

I have been getting my art ready for the Webster Art&Air show June 5-7. Here are some sneak peaks at some of my new art. My mini panel paintings were very popular at my last show, so here are some photos showing my progress with them.

red canvas art progress photo by Andy Hahn

Here you can see me applying one of the first layers of red paint over the texture I had originally applied.

red canvas art progress photo by Andy Hahn

As I apply each layer, the depth of color and texture really starts to come out.

Modern art abstract multi panels by Andy Hahn

And here is what they look like when hung in your home or office.

What do you think of the finished product? I will be selling these at Webster Art&Air for $95 each, they are nice to combine and mix and match in any configuration on your wall. You can also buy some now in my Etsy store.

How would you display them? Vertically, horizontally, in a bundle of 4 or 6?

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New multi panel art available in my Etsy store…Plus 15% off!

Due to popular demand, I have added multi panel paintings to my Etsy store. Now you can mix and match pieces to make any combination or arrangement you want. These were so popular last fall when I exhibited at the Shaw Art Fair, that I sold out of them.

Modern art abstract multi panels by Andy Hahn

Abstract multiple panel paintings by Andy HahnStarting at just $95 for a single panel, these are a great value. Plus the versatility of them really make them a great find. Hang this art vertically or horizontally or in pairings of four or six to fit any space.

I am thinking about adding additional colors and styles, so let me know what else you would like to see!

Did I mention that everything in my Etsy store is 15% off right now for a limited time? Visit my Etsy store for all the details.

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Behind the Scenes: Exhibiting at the Historic Shaw Art Fair – Part 3

After the weekend at the art fair, I had some deliveries of larger paintings that I had sold that needed to be made. I figured I might as well personally deliver the larger pieces and since everyone was local, it made it pretty easy. Plus, I always like to do a little extra for my collectors when I can.

Here are some shots of the installation I did at one of my collector’s homes in West St. Louis County. The pieces look really nice in his home, they compliment his décor and add that wow factor.

Painting by Andy Hahn installed at collectors home

Painting by Andy Hahn installed at collectors home

Well, that pretty much finishes my recap of my experience exhibiting at the Historic Shaw Art Fair. I had a great time, and look forward to exhibiting my modern abstract art at more art fairs in the future.

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Behind the Scenes: Exhibiting at the Historic Shaw Art Fair – Part 1

Exhibiting at an art fair takes a lot of preparation. You have to have a tent, display, and of course lots of art. I decided to build my own display panels this time. I built them out of wood frames and thin plywood.

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As you can see, building the display panels took over most of my garage. I finally got them done, assembled and all the kinks worked out.

I also had to make about 40 paintings to fill the displays and have some back stock. I decided to exhibit by most popular series. My red and orange series is arguably my most popular to date. Many of my commissioned paintings over the years have been for similar bold and tonal oversized pieces. So that was a safe bet.

Andy_Hahn_red_paintings

My other series that I wanted to exhibit was my newer blue, green, gray and orange series that has a lot more drips and variation.

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You can also see some progress photos of some of the smaller 12”x12” panels that I made for the art fair. You can see that the one painting in the middle left has several layers of paint on it, but I hadn’t added the dark layers yet. As I apply the thin transparent layers of paint, they really start to show the depth of color with the texture on the canvas.

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Here are a couple of 4 foot by 4 foot panels I was working on. I love to work at a larger scale, because I love the statement that large art makes in a room when it is the focal point. Plus there is so much more subtle detail you can work into a painting when it is larger.

Andy_Hahn_large_red_painting

A couple days before the art fair, I got all the art bundled together and packed to set up.

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The booth and displays had to be set up the day before. Displaying on a grass area always proves to be interesting; I had almost an 8 inch change in elevation from the front of the booth to the back. I am a bit of a perfectionist… All the leveling and tweaking I did when testing the panels out in my garage was a waste when I got to the event and had that unlevel of ground.

Early Saturday morning, I got everything loaded up and off to the art fair I went!

 

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