Magda von Hanau


Clay Sculpture with Glass Glaze

The Visceral series delves into the intricate relationship between the mind and the body, specifically focusing on the memories embedded within our flesh. Through my artistic exploration, I seek to capture the essence of universal emotions and thoughts that every human being experiences throughout their journey in life. The human body serves as a vessel for our experiences, storing memories and emotions within its very fabric. These memories, both joyous and painful, shape our identities and influence our perceptions of the world. By delving into the memory of the flesh, I aim to unravel the complex tapestry of human existence.

Each piece in the Visceral series is a reflection of the human condition, exploring themes of love, loss, joy, fear, and everything in between. By diving into these universal emotions, I hope to create a sense of connection and empathy among viewers, reminding them of their shared humanity. Ultimately, my goal with the Visceral series is to create a visual narrative that speaks to the depths of the human experience. By exploring the memory of the flesh, I aim to provoke introspection, reflection, and a deeper understanding of ourselves and others.

Shell Game

Soap Stone Sculpture, 2015

“The Shell Game” sculptures symbolize femininity, fertility, and the power of creation. They evoke wonder and invite contemplation of life’s interconnectedness and the beauty of the feminine form.​


Reminiscence is a deep exploration and interpretation idea of fragment moments from memories. Anchore by the themes of time and space, the artist delves into more conceptual frameworks, acutely exploring and experimenting with the motifs of identity, memory, and loss through a variety of media. Subject matter incorporating children, architecture and nature are perceptively assembled and juxtaposed to capture, freeze and render visible stories that transcend time and space.

Reminiscence’s palpable nostalgia for the past is paradoxically expressive of the present as well as the future. Through form and symbolism, this body of work regards unconscious repetition, imitation, and survival. Viewers are invited to reach across chronologic and physical boundaries to reflect on the universal themes and personal experiences inspired by Reminiscence.