“The sun is a central element of my work. It serves as the guiding light to the layers of experience translated onto canvas. The paintings are primarily demonstrative of light and transparency, a stage for the painted object. Each element in my paintings can be seen on their own, as an artifact, as an object whose reference can shift not dissimilar from a stage where a flower vase can serve as mere decoration in one play and a murder weapon in another.” – Aron Hill
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. His work there evolved into installation-based projects using traditional drawing and painting methods alongside formal sculptural elements, large format photography and text-based work. He has recently been focused on formalist paintings that recall aspects of minimalism and color field paintings though with references to the figure throughout. He finds conceptual company in the late Modernist paintings produced particularly in Canada. The choice of a restricted medium, acrylic ink washes on prepared raw canvas, forces restraint. The work’s graphic nature relies on the sheer flatness this medium produces. Aron has exhibited internationally and also curates, lectures, and writes.