Lynn Hatzius is an artist, illustrator and printmaker originally from Germany. She came to London in 1998 to study at Chelsea College of Art and carried on to complete a BA in Illustration at Kingston University and an MA in Printmaking at LPS in 2008, which was run in conjunction with Brighton University. This intense period in the studio started off an exploration into applying her collage way of working to various print processes. Discarded off-cuts from etchings, found bits and pieces and cut up photo litho plates all become elements for the assemblages she runs through the press. This very loose and experimental approach suits her general sense for recycling and processing the world around her.
In her recent work Lynn uses the portrait as a starting point and framework for her collage and print pieces. She is particularly drawn to the anonymity of found material. A person captured in an old photograph, magazine clipping or formal painting serves as a mirror for her own reflections. She alters the physicality of her subject by adding image elements, mostly of nature, to suggest feelings of loss and emptiness, but also of growth and completeness.
Lynn has been a visiting lecturer in the printmaking department at Konstfack Stockholm in Sweden and an artist in residence at the Frans Masereel Centrum in Belgium. Past exhibitions include the Young Master’s Art Prize at Sphynx Fine Arts, The Art of Giving at the Saatchi Gallery, the Paper Festival at BHVU Gallery and various shows at Viktor Wynd Fine Arts as well as with the Printmakers Council.
She has designed book covers for a wide range of publishers and so far illustrated two books. Her work has also appeared in publications such as the Guardian and The Times magazines as well as on a number of record sleeves.