Hattingh’s work travels between a hybrid of fine art, literature and the complexities or contemporary life. She interrogates and articulates its collective emotions and the result is simultaneously humourous and serious, rendering it poignant and engaging.
Her finely drawn characters jump, dance and spin across timeless, colourful and patterned backgrounds, always clad in detailed outfits, tailor cut suits, flowing dresses, patterned stockings and white sneakers. She finds inspiration within her immediate society, often drawing from an eclectic range of sources including media, fashion, history and fictional novels. These intricately worked paintings, each containing it own complex narrative, have an immediacy that is difficult to ignore.