11” x 14” x 1.5”
Acrylic on wood
After a decade away, Minneapolis-born visual artist returns from Brooklyn to the Twin Cities. Inspired by street art and influenced by fine arts, he explores abstract art through multiple art forms, including
painting, photography, and digital art.
Daren Hill, who has worked an assistant curator at the Shirley Fiterman Art Center in New York City and contributing writer at The Source magazine explains, “When I am painting, it’s about texture and feeling.” In all the work he creates he finds that, “As much as it is the whole piece, noticing the small details are just as important…it’s about getting lost inside each piece and finding something new each time.”
His artwork has been featured at various shows, including the Borough of Manhattan Community College Student Art Show in 2015, Gravity Nights at Honey in Minneapolis 2015 – 2016, and the 2015 annual MCAD Art Sale, where he received recognition as a fan favorite.
Perceptions shape thinking and can ultimately impact our decisions. In these pieces, the nature of how the material interacted with my tool created dynamic, vibrant relationships between form and the deconstruction of it. As the elements begin to combine, those initial decisions affect the overall communication. The deconstruction of the layers and colors from each piece emphasizes the idea that nothing is fixed.
16” x 20”
Acrylic, Spray-paint & Ink on canvas
By organizing the pieces around the idea of constant transformation the power to influence the viewer’s perceptions changes. This constant evolution is a microcosm of how our universe operates. By capturing an image with multiple meanings it allows me to distill the essence of a complex topic, issue, or feeling. The inability to define or control the outcome is beneficial because it highlights duality and the unexpected nature of life. It emphasizes how attention to small details, that are often overlooked; can impact how the larger piece is analyzed and viewed. Collectively this series acts as a metaphor for gratitude, love, patience,
12” x 16” x .5”
Acrylic, Ink, Spray-Paint & Paper on wood
12” x 24”
Acrylic, Ink, on Canvas
18” x 24” x .5”
Acrylic on wood
Follow Daren on Instagram @probablypicasso or visit www.darenscotthill.com