At the core of my practice is the passion and drive to create an idea that in itself, becomes a catalyst to challenge and enhance the viewer’s imagination. I considers himself the conveyor, the vehicle through which the imagination of the viewer is pushed beyond the obvious.
I works mostly using the mediums of acrylic and oil on canvas, board and paper. The faces of my subjects are heavily worked and textured, using mostly palette knife, through the processes of layering and deducting paint.
My current body of work entitled Human stories, evolves around the human form, working between the figurative and the abstract form, where I attempt to elaborate upon unfamiliar aspects of an otherwise familiar scene.
My aim is to demonstrate against the status quo of society, my rejection of mundanity and rebellion against archetypes within a contemporary world; where I invites the spectator to establish a dialogue with my works in order to inspire them.
In my work, I attempt to show my aversion towards following the status quo of contemporary society by encouraging the viewer to draw out and observe the beauty of the unfamiliar caught within the ordinary.
Christian Hiadzi is a Ghanaian-British self thought artist, born in Ghana where he spent part of his formative years before moving to London, England where he lives and work. He has been making art since the age of 8, and although a professionally trained architect, he practices his art alongside his architectural career. Art and architecture to him, are like the yin and yang that helps him to keep a balance life.
Christian has participated in exhibitions in London, selected exhibitions are, Leyden Gallery. Platform for emerging art (2017); Cylinder Gallery. Variations exhibition (2017); Candid Art Gallery. Art & design exhibition (2009); Mile of art exhibition. London Fields (2005). Selected press includes, Trebuchet Magazine, Afropunk, Art Habens, and Brogue Magazine.
His work has been collected in private collections worldwide.
2005 - 2006 RIBA Part 3 Professional Practice in Architecture – Kingston University
1998 - 2000 Postgraduate Diploma in Architecture – University of East London
1993 - 1997 BSc (Hons) Architecture – University of East London