WHO is Harti? He’s Sascha Hartmann, a 52-year-old artist who grew up in Italy and Switzerland, raised a family in Glasgow and now lives in Jersey. He qualified as a clinical and neuropsychologist (from the University of Zurich), is a musician, a composer and an animator. Oh, and he has been painting for years but not showing it to anybody.
That has changed. After being discovered on Real Housewives of Jersey (no, really; the artwork featured in series one) his work is showing as part of the START art fair at the Saatchi Gallery in London next week.
He has also teamed up with furniture makers Andrew Martin to create a limited-edition Andrew Martin x Harti set of armchairs, dining chairs and cushions (as seen here).
And just to cover all the bases a swimwear line, Harti Swim (hartiswim.com), overseen by Harti’s wife, Tessa Hartmann (herself a Real Housewife of Jersey), is launching in December. Here’s a sneak preview modelled by Jessica Myhill.
Visit harti-art.com for more information