6 Rocks in the open

More Works By Aron Hill Canvas, Acrylic Ink, Collage, Thread 2024
53 × 43 in 134.62 × 109.22 cm

About 6 Rocks in the open

Contemporary artist Aron Hill has often re-imagined landscapes—land and sky in compelling minimalist form. In this piece, a night sky—the sun eclipsed by the moon but for a slender bright ring is suspended over the landscape represented as six figurative shapes in jet black. Images of the sun and rocks are central to much of Hill’s work. The Calgary-based artist is using a collage method to assemble this composition by gluing, threading and painting to create a textured canvas.

“These paintings use the recurring theme of rocks as both land markers and altars set against a seemingly empty space or landscape. In both cases, the pieces show a dark sky delineated with an embroidered line. The dark moon eclipses a bleached sun, one fully hidden and the other showing its flares. These are nighttime suspensions of space and time.” Aron Hill

Aron Hill obtained a BFA in Interdisciplinary Studies from the Alberta College of Art and Design and an MFA from Goldsmiths College, University of London in 2006. They have exhibited across Canada and in Dubai. Hill’s work is held in private and corporate collections.