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Hannah Oatman. Winner of the Klimt02 JPlus Emerging Talent Award 2020

Award giving  /  JplusAward   SelectedGraduate2020   EmergingValues  /  07 Dec 2020
Published: 02.12.2020
Hannah Oatman. Brooch: Dreamboat, 2019. Laser cut acrylic, cast brass.. 9 x 7.5 x 1 cm. Photo by: Ian Shiver. From series: Collect Me series. Hannah Oatman
Brooch: Dreamboat, 2019
Laser cut acrylic, cast brass.
9 x 7.5 x 1 cm
Photo by: Ian Shiver
From series: Collect Me series
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The JPLUS Award by Klimt02 aims to recognize the work of graduate students by supporting their careers in the professional world. In this 6th edition, our school members submitted a total of 23 candidates to take part at the award.

This year's winners are Hannah Oatman graduate of Rhode Island School of Design for the Main Award and Avneri Inbar graduate of Shenkar College of Engineering, Design, and Art for the Audience Award.
 
This is the Sixth Edition of the Klimt02 JPLUS Emerging Talent Award.

View all the works, schools and teachers of the selected graduates of the 2020 edition

The winner of the JPLUS Emerging Talent Award 2020 is Hannah Oatman, who graduated at Rhode Island School of Design, where she has studied under Professor Seth Papac.

The Prize consists of a professional jeweller profile at klimt02.net and an exhibition at Hannah Gallery Barcelona by Klimt02.

Klimt02 team decided to award Hannah Oatman. What we see in Hannah Oatman works is the a questioning of how art jewelry can be perceived in a society based on fast consumerism society, in an era dominated by the image where critical contents lose relevance in favour of a superficial look the products that the market uses to bombard us daily.
At the same time we discover on her pieces art and design references such as the DIY culture, Memphis group Designs or Pop Art. The objective to bring art works to the mass by using any contemporary tool in our digital age, image, social media, packaging, catching the eye colors, shapes to create a desirable object, beautiful, attractive, useful, wearable, collectible… also loaded with content and critical attitude to our compulsive behaviour.
Her use of the shapes, materials, and constructive technics, all simple but effective, is also very appealing to us and the result are wearable well-constructed catchy works which raise up in us a desire of collecting.


Seh Papac Guiding Teacher at the school states:
Hannah Oatman’s thesis work investigates relationships between art, product, advertising, packaging, collecting, interaction, and choice. Each multi-layered series introduces an exchange where the wearer and viewer can; choose to contemplate their relationship to consumer culture or/and simply enjoy participating. Tandem to this broader question, the work reflects on the insular nature of contemporary art jewelry and introduces strategies that can increase its appeal and access to a wider audience.

Hannah Oatman states:
Art, design, consumer culture, and advertising are no longer separate entities, but vague categories with porous borders. These days, a successful object has to live its life as we do: with one foot on the ground and the other in an ever-expanding digital space. It has to photograph well, seduce your followers, and communicate its meaning in 140 characters or less (your artist statement is tl;dr).


More works and contact:
Email: hannahoatman@gmail.com
Website: www.hannahoatman.com
Instagram: @hannahoatman


>> The exhibition will be on show at Hannah Gallery from 3rd March to 24th March 2021.

We would like to thank all participating students, teachers, and staff members for your collaboration and the high level of the presented works and encourage all of you to apply for the 7th edition, 2021.

Very soon we will launch the 7th Edition of the Klimt02 JPLUS Emerging Talent Award with the guest jury, deadline, and detailed conditions.

 
Hannah Oatman.
Hannah Oatman

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Hannah Oatman. Set: Art Over Time, 2020. Various materials. 9.5 x 9.5 x 2 cm. Photo by: Ian Shiver. Brooch bases with charms from month 1, 2, 3, and 4 subscriptions.. Hannah Oatman
Set: Art Over Time, 2020
Various materials
9.5 x 9.5 x 2 cm
Photo by: Ian Shiver
Brooch bases with charms from month 1, 2, 3, and 4 subscriptions.

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Hannah Oatman. Set: Art Over Time, 2020. Cardboard, abs plastic, glitter, paper, spray paint, holographic vinyl, mylar, cast sterling silver, acrylic, plastic mini side-release buckles, nylon ribbon.. 5.5 x 10.5 x 1.5 cm. Photo by: Ian Shiver. Month 1 subscription box.. Hannah Oatman
Set: Art Over Time, 2020
Cardboard, abs plastic, glitter, paper, spray paint, holographic vinyl, mylar, cast sterling silver, acrylic, plastic mini side-release buckles, nylon ribbon.
5.5 x 10.5 x 1.5 cm
Photo by: Ian Shiver
Month 1 subscription box.

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Hannah Oatman. Brooch: Build Your Own!, 2020. Resin, polyurethane rubber, sterling silver, brass, magnets, various found objects.. Various sizes. Photo by: Ian Shiver. From series: The Exquisite Corpse Brooch. Hannah Oatman
Brooch: Build Your Own!, 2020
Resin, polyurethane rubber, sterling silver, brass, magnets, various found objects.
Various sizes
Photo by: Ian Shiver
From series: The Exquisite Corpse Brooch
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