At the entryway of her Los Angeles studio-loft, Hannah stands surrounded by her creations, featuring one of her mirrors and a burl wood diptych—her latest material of choice.

It’s clear that the ubiquitous conversation around work-life balance isn’t a dialogue that artist Hannah Polskin entertains. To the contrary, the abstract painter prefers full immersion of

This article is part of a series of interviews by Folasade Ologundudu exploring the evolving conversation about abstract art among Black artists across different generations.


At just 30, the art of Patrick Alston is already immediately identifiable, with a signature materiality and use of gestural marks to create dynamic and colorful abstractions. The central themes