New Mark Hilltout’s have arrived
Hilltout has an honours diploma in Graphic Design from Birmingham College of Art and Design.
He spent most of his working life as head of Art for Ogilvy working in Cape Town, Johannesburg, Hong Kong, New York and Europe. A love of Africa has been in his blood ever since he first travelled overland through the continent as a young man. He lives and works out of his loft in Woodstock, where he brings mere ideas to life. His current challenge is to bring to life the textural beauty of unwanted, rusted and painted corrugated iron.
I am fascinated by imperfection, in all facets of Art and Design. This has drawn me to the beauty of old, painted and rusted corrugated iron.
To unearth the delicate patinas and textures that have formed naturally over time. To take these metal sheets away from their cluttered environments, examine them and understand their fragile elegance. Then work and re-form them, bring their inherent exquisiteness to life and our attention.
To expose the depth within a block of colour and texture allowing it to evolve and deviate in front of our eyes. To get lost in the abstractness, and find ourselves again.
My current work has been most influenced by the paintings of William Turner (1775-1851), Mark Rothko (1903-1970) and Nicolas De Stael (1914-1955).
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