He who knows how to appreciate colour relationships, the influence of one colour on another, their contrasts and dissonances, is promised an infinitely diverse imagery.
- Sonia Delaunay
Colour is my day-long obsession, joy and torment.
- Colour is my day-long obsession, joy and torment.
 

 

Monday, February 15, 2010

Dan Hillier

Posted by Charley Parker at 10:36 am

Dan Hiller
Dan Hillier is a UK artist working in the tradition of Max Ernst’s Surrealist collage (see my post on A Week of Kindness, also here).

Using similar source material from reproductions of Victorian engravings, Hillier combines various images, and unlike Earnst, adds some pen and ink modifications of his own, to create disconcerting, horror-tinged images.

There is a gallery of his “altered engravings” on his site, along with pen and ink drawings and other works. Hiller also has a blog in which he posts about his most recent work, including the piece above, bottom, which is a still from an upcoming animation in collaboration with Tom Werber for an indie single by Losers.

An interesting aspect of Hillier’s work is showcased in a blog post about a number of people who have chosen Hillier’s images as subjects for tattoos.

[Via BoingBoing]

Posted in: Outsider Art   |   3 Comments »

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  1. Comment by Sam
    Monday, February 15, 2010 @ 4:00 pm

    I think his name is Dan Hillier, not Hiller. :)

  2. Comment by Charley Parker
    Monday, February 15, 2010 @ 4:25 pm

    Thanks, corrected. Typos are like viruses, they reproduce themselves.

  3. Comment by Graphist
    Monday, February 15, 2010 @ 6:09 pm

    hi,
    i see your works;
    very cool and beautiful.
    i like it,
    and iam designer too;
    i am happy if you insert my website address in the your links website;
    thanks
    iam wait for your new art works
    bye

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