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Mother and Child

Sold out and Dan Hillier is down to APs

In his 2017 screen print Mother and Child, Dan Hillier transforms the traditional Christian image of the Virgin Mary and the infant Jesus into his distinctively surrealist style. Renaissance splendour can be seen in Mary’s deep blue dress, studded with tiny gold stars, and in the dazzling panel of hand-applied, 24ct gold leaf. Sprouting from both mother and child’s heads, Hiller adds big, bright bouquets of blossoming flowers. At the back of the image, Hillier has screen printed the Meta Sutta—the Buddha’s words of loving kindness. Combining world faiths in this modern secular way, Hillier captures the beauty of iconic religious art.

This hand-pulled screen print is the Artists Proof, signed by Hiller and marked as AP. Printed onto Somerset tub sized 410gsm paper, and finished with 24ct gold leaf, the print has a beautiful, high quality finish. Each print comes with a smaller print of the Meta Sutta.

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    Signed: Yes
    Hand Finished: Yes
    Medium: Silkscreen, Artist Proof Print
    Edition Type: Limited Edition
    Size (cm): 56 x 76
    SKU: 13471
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    About the artist
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    A blend of Surrealism and Neo-Victoriana, Dan Hillier’s unique aesthetic captures the essence of antique imagery with a modern edge. Featuring ancient mythological beings, anatomical drawings, dream imagery and religious iconography, Hillier’s work is an eccentric wonderland, a vision of reality at the fringes of reverie, with an uncanny life of its own.  

    His creative process involves sifting through material from Victorian books and sourcing illustrations from woodcuts and engravings. Led by whatever imagery he chances upon, Hillier follows his own associations and intuitions, creating collages from the found material, incorporating his own intricate ink drawings, and finally adding digital layers to bring these vintage assemblages up to date.  

    Hillier has an impressive roster of commercial collaborations, having worked on: Royal Blood album covers; campaigns at the Globe Theatre; the Marc Jacobs & Louis Vuitton retrospective at The Louvre in Paris; and the opening credits for the 2018 BBC drama 'Requiem', to name a few.