Natalie Hapeshi graduated from the University of Leeds in 2016 with a 2:1 in BA (Hons) Fine Art. She currently works in Manchester, producing illustrations and drawings that focus around detailed personal interactions and inspections of the overlooked everyday. The rejuvenating significance of immersion in water and wild environments are the foundation of her current body of work.
"What drives my practice most is my interest in the interactions and bonds that form, between people of all cultures, when we put ourselves in situations that are outside our personal norms. Even when these exchanges can be so fleeting, they can be incredibly strong, and the lasting influences of these fleeting moments between people constantly inspire and evolve my work, just as they evolve the people in question. This interest has led me to an ongoing illustration series of the people that greatly impacted my time first in Asia and Australia, then to the five months I lived in Barcelona. I love both the memories and personalities that these illustrations recall, and the conversations that they lead to, continuing the cycle of impact and interaction."
AND AGAIN - The University of Leeds Fine Art Degree Show June 2016
QUATRE - Untitled BCN, Barcelona February 2016
FINE LINE - Merrion Centre, Leeds March 2015
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