Contemporary Pop Surrealist Artist
Kiki Hamann is best known for her playful happy oil paintings of women and character animals. She creates vibrant happy art making use of a vintage palette of colors wrapped in a contemporary approach. She is a character writer and brings this influence into her art. Kiki likes to say she paints with words and writes with images, crossing both universes into timeless story telling pieces.
Originally born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from a Danish family, Kiki Hamann has lived around the globe. She grew up in Canada and later moved to the USA to attend College in NYC. Her next stop was Houston, Texas, where she lived a great portion of her life. Finally she came to the beautiful, hippie Hollywood, Florida where she now resides.
Kiki draws inspiration from her own imagination, memories and surroundings adding a pinch of mystique and her love for nature, specially animals to all her creations.
She began her art career as a freelance illustrator for magazines highly influenced by the Japanese anime of her childhood.
The passion for illustration took Kiki a step further into creating her own fictional character which later became children's stories, music and theater plays.
The Kiki of today never lets go the inner child and she brings this Naïve influence and subtle sense of humor into art that is internationally recognized and sought after.
Kiki is a full time studio artist and works 16 hours days 6 days a week in order to cope with the tremendous amount of ideas vision and creativity living inside her brilliant mind.
Kiki Hamann was also acclaimed as a very famous successful designer for women who had Dogs! Creating unique and luxury handmade bestseller products for many decades worldwide.