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Artists of the Month WINNERS - February 2022!

Updated: Mar 16



ART from HEART is excited to announce the Winners of the Artist of the Month - February 2022!


4 Artists, 4 Mediums, 3 Countries:


Josie Purcell- Hybrid Photography - UK

Jenny Jiyoung Han - Multimedia Art - South Korea

Francesca Lando - Immersive Installations - Italy

Stathis Dimitriadis - Ceramic - UK


The competition is open to multimedia artists worldwide and created to showcase, promote and raised the visibility of the work of emerging and mid-career artists. The winners are featured on our website and social media platforms and considered for any upcoming curatorial projects by ART from HEART. Artworks are selected based on creativity, originality, quality of work, and overall artistic ability.


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Josie Purcell- Hybrid Photography - Cornwall, UK

©Josie Purcell, 'Elemental Eidos' Serie, 2020. All Rights Reserved.

Lumen/digital hybrid from cathodoluminescence image printed on C Type Kodak Metallic Paper.



Cornwall-based, eco-conscious Photographic Artist Josie Purcell combines in her work, often rooted in abstract forms, her love for alternative, camera-less and digital photography, and her passion for our natural world, to raise awareness of environment-related issues and spark conversation about these pressing topics.


My creativity is driven by our place within the natural world and our connections to natural resources such as water, soil, and sand.

Purcell is fascinated by the psychology of aesthetics, with a particular interest in how abstract images provoke a response in the viewer. Her predominant use of alternative photographic processes looks to create curiosity and spark conversation about diverse environments and the human effects on them.


Purcell's coastal and rural surroundings are her artistic palette. She can often be found making work in-situ near the ocean or by the rivers, fields, and woodlands where she lives.


She has been devising and implementing sustainable photographic techniques for some time to reduce her photographic practice footprint. In 2014, she created Cornwall’s first/only alternative photography mobile eco-darkroom, ShutterPod. Through this she teaches and holds workshops in techniques such as anthotype, cyanotype, and chemical-free lumen printing.


Elemental Eidos was commissioned by the IMP@CT project and became part of the Of Earth-For Earth exhibition at Heartlands, Cornwall, 9-12 March 2020, as part of an international conference considering sustainable mining practices.


The Serie Elemental Eidos was inspired by a waveform array sometimes seen in a geological sampling technique, Cathodoluminescence. It was created using hybrid lumen/digital processes, combining negatives from Cathodoluminescence images and/or sand and earth. It draws on a seemingly collective love of kaleidoscopes to imbue a sense of wonder and beauty while encouraging conversations around a challenging topic.


Purcell's achieved an MA in Photography with distinction, in 2018, from Falmouth University. Her work has been exhibited internationally and produced in book form. She is the host of the Photopocene Podcast.


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Jenny Jiyoung Han - Illustration - Seoul, South Korea


©Jenny Jiyoung Han, All Rights Reserved.

Top Left to Right: All is Love; Hope

Bottom Left to Right: I Always Kiss You, And I\You Can Put Your Smile Back no.2; Good Morning Kiss no 1



South Korean Artist Jenny Han is a multi-disciplinary visual artist driven by curiosity. Her curious character is a product of her upbringing from a very conventional background in South Korea. She was intrigued by cartoon-based storybooks, making her enthusiasm to see reality as an abstract figure of platforms. She loved the dreamy lanes of focusing eyes into the philosophical world.


I was impressed by how beautifully the human being exists to demonstrate as the definition of someone's purpose for living and ambition. I believe that the dream of each beautifulness visualizes in real life bring us to see the inner voice with our own eyes.

Jenny's works currently take some whimsical abstract figures and cartoon based illustrated resources into one 2D format and then re-format the subjective images, remaining equivocal resemblances, and familiar symbols. Her adoration of the sunflower became her loveable symbol of creation.


Every piece of Jenny's artwork has been set as a range of sunflower series that explains the personal depiction of human life story. The sunflower itself represents multiple creations that contain the whole validity of recreational meanings beyond what the eyes see in the world.


I was so into creating the tangible visual translation to the most uncertain atmosphere, circumstance, and psychological-emotional movement in the human brain.

All Jenny's floral associations depict sunflowers, but every detail, consciously and unconsciously, redefines figurative and abstract languages with colour theory, projecting the inner self into the particular natural object.


Jenny Han studied Fashion at the University of Arts London and graduated in 2017. She worked part-time as an illustrator and a private art tutor for young children in the middle of her education years. Previously, she was engaged in fine art studio works during her 20s in South Korea for three years. She gained gallery representation in 2020. She is living in Belgium.


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Francesca Lando - Immersive Installations - Italy


© Francesca Lando, Invisible Labyrinth 2021, All Rights Reserved.


© Francesca Lando, All Rights Reserved.

Left: Still from 'Light of the Forest '2018-2019, Right: Stills form 'Low' Installation.



Francesca Lando is an Italian visual artist, and founder and artistic director of Immuto Collective. She creates immersive installations, often inspired by the intersections of science and spirituality, and developed through interdisciplinary collaborations. Her fascination with the transformational power of spaces and embodied knowledge is intertwined with the storytelling experience gathered in the marketing world.


I play with our senses and sense of self to tell stories that cannot be told with words alone. I have embarked in long term research on the themes of identity and union.

Immuto is an ever changing collective of artists and ideas creating transformational spaces and stories that explore human connections. Through cross-culture and cross-discipline collaborations and explorations, Immuto immerses the audience in sensory spaces and layered narratives that can change how people feel, think and act - for cultural, urban ad brand environments.


Artworks so far include Invisible Labyrinth 2021, an installation and video choreography for Spazio Leonardo in collaboration with UNA gallery; Once Upon Us 2019, a cross-disciplinary installation, workshop and debate in collaboration with Queen Mary's University and London Festival of Architecture; Light of the Forest 2018-2019, an immersive and sensory installation selected for Art Fair Finland 2019.



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Stathis Dimitriadis - Ceramic - UK


© Stathis Dimitriadis, All Rights Reserved.


Top Left to Right:

Slice n dice, Glazed ceramic with plastic dice, 22 x 17 x 17 cm (H x L x W), 2019

Nonsense, Glazed ceramic with folded paper, 32 x 17 x 17 cm (H x L xW), 2019

I can handle this, Glazed ceramic, 30 x 18 x 16 cm (H x L x W), 2020


Bottom Left to Right:

Scroll up, Glazed ceraic with folded paper, 15 x 12 x 12 cm (H x L x W), 2021

Omnia, Glazed ceramic, 26 x 22 x 22 cm (H x L x W), 2018



Artist Stathis is a trained ceramicist and has been running his studio workshop for 11 years. His work lives in the area between handcrafted materiality and conceptual imagery. He uses throwing and hand building processes to produce ceramic elements which he combines with ready-mades, found objects and text into assemblages.


I aim for organised ‘accidents’ to generate paradoxical events and ‘convincing’ utopias.

Stathis attained an MA in Fine Arts at Sir John Cass Faculty of Arts and is a member of the Royal Society of Sculptors. He was a finalist at the Broomhill National Sculpture Prize 2016, the RBS FIRST@108 Public Art Award 2015 and exhibited in ceramic Biennials in Spain, Austria, Portugal, Germany, and Romania.



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