Dan Hillier’s Wild, Recent Drawings and Collages

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The intricate line work found in Dan Hillier’s work, diverse as ever in recent drawings and collages, tells of his love of art history. The artist’s process combines ink work, digital collage and rendering, and further embellishments results in chimeric creations. Hillier was last featured on HiFructose.com here.

“Nearly all of my work is figurative and comprises totemic or iconographical combinations of human, animal, plant and mineral forms,” the artist says. “The subjects are generally set in blank spaces devoid of context. The characters in my pictures display an emblematic composite of human and non-human attributes, drawing on, but rarely literally depicting, ancient mythological beings, Victorian freak-shows, dream imagery, religious iconography and subconscious inspiration, whilst promoting a sense of transformation, repression, transcendence and evolution.”

See more of Hillier’s work below.

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✋🏽✨🗿✨🤚🏽 Some hands from various pieces over the years… all picked and tweaked from bits and pieces of the amazing original work of mid-1800s master engravers, tinkered with, spliced and added to by my own fumbling digits… 🤘🏼🖖🏼🤚🏽☝🏾✌🏿🖐 I was going to just pop these up for your viewing interest, but then thought I’d do a giveaway for the coming new year of Two Thousand and Nineteen. It is going to be a very interesting and bonkers year, my friends. Maybe they all are… If you can name all of the pictures of mine the above hands are from I’ll do a random flick through the comments and pick the first correct one I see and send you a screen print of one of them… 🤝 If there are a few or a lot of you I’ll pick another couple of you to send a mystery digital print or maybe a screen print out to as well. If there are none of you I’ll just do a little dance on my own, with no-one to witness my exquisite and astonishing movements. 🤘🏿🤞🏾🤟🏽✊🏼🖕🏻🤝

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Why, hello. We’ve just put a ‘Six Women’ box set up on danhillier.com (link in bio) The edition of 100 sold out quickly way back in 2016, and is comprised of, perhaps unsurprisingly, six prints of women: ‘Pachamama’ ‘Veil’ ‘Sorceress’ ‘Centre’ ‘Cecilia Huntress’ ‘Lyra’ ✨ These are giclee prints on 305gsm Hahnemüle Ultra paper, 31cm x 43cm, with intricate gold leaf patterning, made in collaboration with @artrepublic and the maestros and maestras of @darkmatterstudio, and they’re reet lush. The prints come in a bespoke box, signed and numbered and all that, with a signed and numbered certificate and title page. 👁 Last photo by @jackdwest because I love how he framed his set….🤝 #sixwomen #boxset #danhillier #pachamama #veil #sorceress #centre #ceciliahuntress #lyra #goldleaf #artrepublic #darkmatterstudio #artcollection #women #feminine #geometry #cosmos #space #nature #femalegaze

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