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John Hilliard: Palettes

posted: September 6, 2016

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Starting off as a sculptor, Hilliard soon turned to photography, using this medium in a conceptual way. He taught at the Slade School of Fine Art, London as well as the Rijksakademie, Amsterdam for a number of years, hence the settings of his photographs often relate not only to art practice in general, but to the art school, the studio, the empty gallery, the library and so on.

In his recent work, using both urban and landscape subjects, Hilliard has deployed digital techniques to analyze his images, foregrounding details of the tones and colors from which they are comprised, incorporating them as an abstract equivalent within an otherwise conventionally figurative photograph.

From 1969 his work has been shown internationally, e.g. the Sao Paulo Bienal, Paris Biennale and Documenta a.o. It is included in major collections. Recently, he had solo exhibitions at Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin and Massimo Minini, Brescia.

Since 1990 Hilliard has been represented by Art Affairs and we are proud to show his new body of work in the Netherlands.

Opening reception: Saturday, September 10, 5-7:00 p.m.

The exhibition runs through October 8 and can be viewed by appointment:
+31 6 2128 1428, or email:

@ UNSEEN Photo Fair, Amsterdam (Sep. 23-25), some of the new pieces will be shown by Kopeikin Gallery from Los Angeles.
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