Dil Hildebrand: Exploring Parallels Between Creating Structures and Building Images

Dil Hildebrand, A-201 - 2014, oil and acrylic on canvas, 228 x 183cm

Dil Hildebrand, A-201 – 2014, oil and acrylic on canvas, 228 x 183cm

 

Dil Hildebrand’s work revolves around a study of architectural formations, exploring the parallels between creating structures and building images.

 

Dil Hildebrand, Treehouse  -  2011, oil on canvas, 193 x 148cm

Dil Hildebrand, Treehouse – 2011, oil on canvas, 193 x 148cm

 

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.”

 

Dil Hildebrand, And so on and so forth  -  2013, acrylic on linen, 240 x 290cm

Dil Hildebrand, And so on and so forth – 2013, acrylic on linen, 240 x 290cm

 

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.

Image Gallery: Dil Hildebrand Paintings

 

Dil Hildebrand, Model II – 2014, paper, wood and graphite on board, 51 x 38cm

Dil Hildebrand, Model II – 2014, paper, wood and graphite on board, 51 x 38cm

Dil Hildebrand, Abandoned Building, Acrylic on Linen, 2013

Dil Hildebrand, Abandoned Building, Acrylic on Linen, 2013

Public Art Call for Canadian Artists

Calling on Canadian artists to help bring TELUS Garden to life

 There is

 a new Canadian national art competition for the TELUS Garden development currently under construction in downtown Vancouver. Canadian artists from coast-to-coast may submit a Request for Proposal [PDF] to create original works that will be permanently displayed in this  new office tower.

Image credit: Henriquez Partners ArchitectsImage credit: Henriquez Partners Architects
The theme Materials of Meaning  for artists to use innovative applications of wood, metal and textiles.For more information,  download the RFP [PDF] and also visit TELUSGarden.com

Find out more here. http://blog.telus.com/community/calling-on-canadian-artists-to-help-bring-telus-garden-to-life/