2 Black Chair like Shapes over Black by Aron Hill

Year
2016
Medium
Acrylic and Ink on Canvas
Size
70 × 54 inches
177.8 × 137.16 cm
$5400
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About the Work

Flat rounded shapes of pure acrylic ink wash -- green, mauve, turquoise, pink, and yellow -- on clear primed canvas are superimposed with two ribbons of white, a gray oblong and two angular black chair shapes. While the graphic image is suggestive of chairs on a rug, the piece plays with space, flattening it and hinting at foreground or background through the overlapping shapes. Hill's work recalls aspects of modern minimalism and color field paintings though with references to the figure throughout. The choice of solid colors, restricted medium and flattened space, is informed by Hill’s artistic influences such as Jack Bush and William Perehudoff. Aron Hill currently lives and works in Calgary, Alberta. He graduated from Alberta College of Art and Design in 2000 with a BFA in Interdisciplinary studies. He then completed his MFA at Goldsmiths College, University of London in 2006. Hill has exhibited across Canada and in Dubai.

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