Collection: Luke Hannam

Hannam grew up in rural Derbyshire near the Peak District and began his artistic journey at Chesterfield College, focusing on life drawing and the works of Raphael and Michelangelo. He furthered his studies at Canterbury College of Art under influential tutors like Mali Morris RA, Stass Paraskos, and Rob Welch. After graduating, Hannam moved to the North-East of England to paint and make music, achieving success with his bands ENC and GRAMME, the latter signed to Trevor Jackson’s Output Records. His creative personality was deeply influenced by post-punk, hip-hop, and dance culture, blending various styles in both his music and visual art.

In the early 2000s, Hannam returned to painting as his primary focus while continuing to perform. His distinctive approach to art and music, often described as passionate and brutal, garnered attention, leading to major representation by The Anima Mundi gallery. Hannam has since had two solo shows, "The Compass and Rosary" in 2021 and "Gods Body and Devil Chains" in 2023, both of which were well-received and elevated his international profile. Recently, he has been exploring new ways to present his work, making his multiple pathways and thematic duality more visible.