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hanna jaeun

critters, creatures, & shadows

feature exhibition

Opening January 20th, 2023

Arch Enemy Arts is thrilled to announce CRITTERS, CREATURES, & SHADOWS: a stunning exclusive feature of the surreal figurative painter, Hanna Jaeun. Debuting a body of 8 original works, the show presents visual translations of sadness, longing, and self-realization through Hanna’s characteristic application of narrative in acrylic paint.

 

Currently based in LA, Jaeun studied apparel design at RISD, receiving a CFA before following aspirations of becoming a full time painter. Often drawing inspiration from themes of isolation and vulnerability, her most recent series dives deeper, assigning gaping mouths and animalian faces to the emotions that her subjects grapple with. The delicate contrast between feeling and figure, form and shadow, renders both a physical and sensational depth, the technique of which Jaeun feels is a development from previous works. In her reflections on what the works could present to their viewers, she hopes to inspire a sense of “beauty in darkness,” and that even within the sadness of the figures “a touch of playfulness” can emerge. 

 

Nostalgic and mournful, the soft palettes Hanna employs are coupled with charming relics that reveal a hopefulness within despair. As tears pour into fur and envelope their environments, melancholic projections of the over productive mind gnash, lick, and blink out of their undulating masses. And yet, even at their apparent peak, these “shadows” give way to falling petals and emerging blooms– little bridges between a troubled past and an optimistic future.

 

CRITTERS, CREATURES, & SHADOWS is AEA’s fourth solo feature of Hanna Jaeun coming after 2020’s fascinating The Birthday Show.

- written by Alex Medlin II

Hanna Jaeun's CRITTERS, CREATURES, & SHADOWS exhibition will be on view from January 20th - February 12th, 2023.
Sold works will begin to ship the week following the close of the exhibition, unless other arrangements have been made.

Items marked with a red dot have already been sold.

Hanna Jaeun
Hanna Jaeun

"Over My Head" (2023) acrylic on wood panel 20" x 16" framed to 21.5" x 17.5" $1700 USD

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Hanna Jaeun
Hanna Jaeun

"Wrapped in Some Kind of Fear" (2023) acrylic on wood panel 16" round $1000 USD

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Hanna Jaeun
Hanna Jaeun

"Dreams Do Come True" (2023) acrylic on wood panel 24" x 18" framed to 25" x 19" $1900 USD

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Hanna Jaeun
Hanna Jaeun

"Drenched" (2023) acrylic on wood panel 18" x 36" framed to 19.5" x 37.5" $2200 USD

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Hanna Jaeun
Hanna Jaeun

"Crying this Night Away" (2023) acrylic on wood panel 10" x 10" framed to 13.5" x 13.5" $600 USD

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Hanna Jaeun
Hanna Jaeun

"A Burden on My Back" (2023) acrylic on wood panel 24" x 18" framed to 25.5" x 19" $1900 USD

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Hanna Jaeun
Hanna Jaeun

"Drowning" (2023) acrylic on wood panel 6" round $400 USD

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Hanna Jaeun
Hanna Jaeun

"Stuck in My Shadow" (2023) acrylic on wood panel 6" x 6" framed to 8" x 8" $450 USD

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past WORKs BY hanna jaeun
all pieces marked with a red dot have been sold 

Hanna Jaeun
Hanna Jaeun

"Celebration" 2020 acrylic on panel 16" x 20" framed to 17" x 21" $1500 USD

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Hanna Jaeun
Hanna Jaeun

"Magic Hat" (2020) acrylic on panel 9" x 12" framed to 10" x 13" $600 USD

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Hanna Jaeun
Hanna Jaeun

"Juggling Act" (2020) acrylic on panel 18" x 24" framed to 20" x 26" $1800 USD

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Hanna Jaeun
Hanna Jaeun

"Through The Ring of Fire" (2020) acrylic on panel 18" x 36" framed to 20" x 38" $2200 USD

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Hanna Jaeun "Whisper" (2017) acrylic on wood panel 24 x 36" $2000

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Hanna Jaeun "Tease" (2017) acrylic on wood panel 9 x 12" framed to 10 x 13" $550

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Hanna Jaeun "Rendezvous in The Shadows" (2017) acrylic on wood panel 30 x 40" $2300

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Hanna Jaeun "Broken" (2019) acrylic on wood panel 8 x 10" framed to 9.25 x 11.25" $550 USD

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Hanna Jaeun "Two Rats" (2019) acrylic on wood panel 3.5 x 5" framed to 4.75 x 6.125" $250 USD

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Hanna Jaeun "Till Death Do Her Part" (2018) acrylic on wood panel 12 x 24" framed to 14 x 26" $1350 USD

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Hanna Jaeun "The Last Show” (2017) acrylic on wood panel 18 x 24” framed to 19 x 25” $1000 USD

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Hanna Jaeun "Hide and Seek" (2017) acrylic on panel 18 x 24" framed to 19 x 25" $1000

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Hanna Jaeun "Midnight Tea" (2017) acrylic on wood panel 12 x 24" framed to 13 x 25" $800

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Hanna Jaeun "Dark Secrets" (2017) acrylic on wood panel 14 x 18" framed to 15 x 19" $800

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Hanna Jaeun "In Hidden Places" (2017) acrylic on wood panel 18 x 36" framed to 19 x 37" $1500

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Hanna Jaeun "Ghost and a Teapot" (2017) acrylic on wood panel 18 x 36" framed to 19 x 37" $1500

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Hanna Jaeun "Once Shy" (2016) acrylic on wood panel 5 x 7" framed to 6 x 8" $200 USD

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Hanna Jaeun "Lollipop" (2016) acrylic on wood panel 6 x 12" $250 USD

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Hanna Jaeun "Wounded" (2016) acrylic on wood panel 9 x 12" framed to 10 x 13" $400 USD

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Hanna Jaeun "The Procession" (2016) acrylic on wood panel 36 x 18" framed to 37 x 19" $1150 USD

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Hanna Jaeun "The Messenger" (2016) acrylic on wood panel 20 x 30" $1300 USD

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Hanna Jaeun "The Blessed" (2016) acrylic on wood panel 18 x 36" framed to 19 x 37" $1150 USD

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Hanna Jaeun "In Shallow Waters" (2016) acrylic on wood panel 18 x 18" framed to 20.75 x 20.75" $850

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Hanna Jaeun "Fallen Birds" (2016) acrylic on wood panel 12 x 18" framed to 13 x 19" $700 USD

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Hanna Jaeun "Lady Grim" (2015) acrylic on wood panel 6 x 12" framed to 6.5 x 12.5" SOLD

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Hanna Jaeun "Bed of Roses" (2015) acrylic on wood panel 4 x 4" framed to 6 x 6" SOLD

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Hanna Jaeun "Playing Hearts" (2015) acrylic on wood panel 24 x 30" SOLD

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Hanna Ja "Futakuchi-Onna" (2015) acrylic on wood panel 18 x 12" SOLD

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Hanna Jaeun "The Animal Within Me" acrylic on wood panel 20 x 16" (framed to 21.5 x 17.5") SOLD

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