Kanne Patrice Hutchinson is a Jamaican digital artist, muralist, photographer and wall art creator. Working digitally enables collaboration with clients across the world and Kianne’s vibrant art pieces and bold, wall-covering murals are commissioned for residential and commercial spaces both locally and abroad.
In addition to art, Kianne is passionate about the special needs community and animal welfare.
Curiosity is what primarily informs my practice, from portraits that explore the complex layers of womanhood to abstract compositions that utilize colour and form to convey and impact emotions. These artistic explorations take place primarily through the use of digital art…a nod to our device-oriented zeitgeist.
When was the first time you felt like you were an artist?
It’s hard to say a definitive moment, but from time to time when I’m deep in the creative process, it crosses my mind and I feel that it is a part of me, who I am.
What would you say is the underlying thread that connects your work?
Curiosity is the thread that connects my work. I’m always curious, always exploring and my work reflects that.
What is the most satisfying part of your practice?
Seeing my work in a space (physical or virtual) particularly with the reaction of an ecstatic collector/client is one of my favorite things! That and learning something new to apply to my work.
Tell us about a turning point in your artistic journey and/or career.
A turning point has been an internal one; when I started taking myself seriously; not too seriously to conjure images of a skulking person shaking their fists and snapping at people who didn’t value their work, but more appreciating and being grateful that I get to do what I do. Consistency (even just taking one step at a time) creates more and more opportunities and opportunities tend to build on each other.
If you could show your work anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?
I would love to have my work associated with and contributing towards a major cause around the special needs community or animal welfare, because those topics are very dear to me. That, along with perhaps being on a Formula 1 race car, doing a collaboration with Crocs, or (actually, why not “and”?) exhibiting at the Hannah Traore Gallery and being a part of the National Gallery of Jamaica, MoMA, Guggenheim, Tate Modern, National Museum of African American History and Culture, Louvre, National Museum of Women in the Arts, and National Museum of African American History and Culture’s permanent collections.