Grab and drag to look around.
Subsequent to the theoretical part of my Bachelor thesis – evaluating designs of evilness within Fantasy films – these 360° artworks of my own vicious creatures were exhibited at "SENSORY SCAPES" at Bethanien Kunstquartier Berlin in 2020. Through VR-Headsets viewers could face the evil beings dwelling in the bewitched Fairy Rings filled with absorbing Sound Design by Simon Winkler. For sound watch on YouTube.
This artwork emerged from a drawing of the statue “King and culture hero Chibinda Ilunga” – the royal ancestor of the Chokwe people [Northwest of Angola and the Southwest of Kongo] – displayed at the Bode museum in Berlin. Back in 2020 I was glad to draw this impressive piece of art, but not aware of the colonialist background. As a German colonialist ‘bought’ this rare statue in the 19th century, there is no basis to keep exhibiting it in a German museum instead of returning it to the artists society.
These collections will be expanded continuosly, since this website just recently has been published.
Me, Hannah Brückmann, was born in central Germany, am in my mid-twenties and work as a freelance Concept Artist in Berlin. I like being surrounded by people and working with a kind, but ambitious team.
Photo by Paula Koring
Cards on the table: I LOVE FANTASY. Especially cloudy, grim worlds of bygone times, but every sprout of fiction world building has a place in my nerd heart. I even play PEN&PAPER. Ambitiously. That is why there always will be traces of Fantasy in my art and therefore the name. But do not worry! Studying Communication Design taught me how to keep it plain and simple. Those of you who’ve used Photoshop know the temptation of glitter and Color Dodge, but that’s what I aim for: State of the Art Fiction Concept Art. Moreover being politically interested it is important to me to avoid harmful or merely outdated stereotypes, but work on new narratives.
… I attend a lecture at university. What might sound super boring is my favorite! The inspiration I draw from Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science and History flow into my art. On my healthy days I go hiking, on my cozy days I watch movies, read screenplays or write stories myself.
Keenly I’d take a dare with any challenge but I specialise in environment art as well as character, costume and creature design for preproduction (set construction, marketing) or postproduction (vfx) for films. For that I know how to use 3d models for my art at a basic level, but I paint in 2d. In addition I provide illustrations for the Graphics or Prop department e.g. in-film advertisements, packages, historical posters, book pages, etc..
From 2016 – 2020 I studied Communication Design at the HTW in Berlin. Aside from illustration skills I gained groundwork knowledge in typography, poster creation, editorial and brand design.
In 2019 I made it into the Art Department of “The Queen’s Gambit” Netflix series as Concept Art Intern working with Production Designer Uli Hanisch and his sweet, talented fellows. The Netflix series won an Art Directors Guild Award and an Emmy Award for Production Design.
2020: Directly after my graduation I was part of the 4th season of the Babylon Berlin series.
2021/22: You know non-disclosure agreements, all I can say: Yes, I did work. Next to this rather big film production, going to cinema in November 2023, I’ve worked on design commissions such as logo design and editorial design.