Dil Hildebrand’s work revolves around a study of architectural formations, exploring the parallels between creating structures and building images.
In a recent Studio Beat interview, that you can read it its entirety here, we see the artist at work in his studio, gorgeous works in progress leaning against walls. Dil Hildebrand describes to his interviewer and readers how he creates, saying– “In a regular classical painting of a vase on a table, there is pretending. However, what I’m trying to do is have the work physically pretend to be the thing.”
Canadian painter Dil Hildebrand has received much critical acclaim since 2006, when he quit his job as a theatre set painter and went back to school for an MFA. Reviews of Dil Hildebrand’s paintings appeared last year in Canadian Art and Blouin Art Info. Lengthy essays on Hildebrand’s work appear on the artists book publisher YYZ Artists Outlet site, linked here and here.
View more images Dil Hildebrand’s work on his website here.