about the artist
Samantha Haničar studied Fine Arts & Design at Newcastle Art School. Influenced by Brutalist architecture, Spomeniks (WWII memorials built in the former Yugoslavia) and concrete socialist housing in central and Eastern Europe, her practice encompasses both drawing and sculpture.
Everyday – oft-unnoticed – elements within our built environment are the building blocks for her sculptures, in both inspiration and more literally. Her genre-defying drawings take the archetypal combination of paper and graphite into truly new territory: they become self-referential sculptural objects, something akin to a poem about poetry. At first glance, the drawings look like metal sculptures, an illusionistic quality excitingly at odds with their true materiality.