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- Artist Biography
Dan Hillier has developed a unique style, combining Victorian sensibilities with a fascination for animal attributes. His work is characterized by depictions of fantastical human/animal hybrids, spliced together with late-1800s imagery.
Hillier’s beautiful, classically rooted images find their power in their unsettling effect, as they seamlessly blur distinctions normally implied by reality. The artist’s previous exhibitions include shows at the Saatchi gallery, the ICA and more recently, The Louvre.
Dan Hillier first experimented with foil block for his sell-out editions ‘Father & Son -Bronzeage’ and subsequent ‘Stag -Bronzeage’ artwork. He has most recently used this magical mode of printing for his forthcoming ‘Suit’ & ‘Falls’ editions.
This metallic detail is added to each artwork via the creation of a custom made metal die. A metallic foil is then laid across the surface and embossed at heat into the paper stock, creating a fantastic level of detail which is indented into the artwork itself.
- Artwork Analysis
Arguably Hillier’s most recognised and celebrated work to date, ‘Pachamama’ graces the cover of mercury prize nominated band Royal Blood’s eponymous album in 2014, and has since sold out through its main edition. Released out of Nelly Duff’s archive, this singular and much sought after edition is truly a jewel our archive’s crown. ‘Pachamama’ refers to the South American Goddess of the Earth and Hillier’s stylised montage epically embodies this concept, depicting the Goddess herself holding the starry solar system in her hair and clutching the rivers, forests and mountains to her chest. Half classical bust, half cosmic portrait miniature, this printers proof is the ultimate in exclusive and limited artworks.
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Collection: Free collection from our London Gallery. Shipping: This artwork requires specialist shipping - please contact the Gallery.
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London For those available to visit our London gallery, Nelly offer a premium framing service. Please drop us an email or call the gallery on 0207 033 9683. Shipping Framing is currently unavailable for online orders at Nelly Duff.