Brooklyn-based Canadian visual artist Aaron Li-Hill creates dynamic images by blurring the lines between illustration, sculpture, graffiti, graphic design, painting, and drawing. The results are works filled with an animated power that emanates from each piece.
In just one week, on November 8, 2014, Li-Hill's first solo show will open at White Walls in San Francisco. The collection will feature the artist's study of a fencing culture portrayed in motion. The work ranges from a single subject to pairs of fencers lunging at each other with dueling swords. The artist uses an energetic approach to produce the abstract works, which represent the movements of fencers in blurry splatters of acrylic, aerosol, and oil paints, or India ink, on textured paper.
Li-Hill's bio explains, “Through the storm of imagery and density there is also a beauty that surfaces from this fragile balance. Inspired by the precariousness of the work on the street, ephemerality is injected into the core of the work, furthering its unsettling nature.” The exhibit will be on display through December 6, 2014.