Michael Hilsman

  • , ‘M.’ With Idioms (Tooth and Nail), 2018
    Oil on linen
    162,6 x 243,8 x 4,4 cm
    64 x 96 x 1 3/4 inches
  • , Ten (Pool Picture), 2018
    Oil on linen
    243,8 x 162,6 x 4,4 cm
    96 x 64 x 1 3/4 inches
  • , Blue Year, 2018
    Oil on linen
    10 x 8 in
    25,4 x 20,3 cm
  • , Yellow Ear, 2018
    Oil on linen
    25,4 x 20,3 cm
    10 x 8 inches
  • , Grapefruit, Lemon, Knife, Letter, Tomatoes, Glass of Water, 2018
    Oil on linen
    20,3 x 25,4 cm
    8 x 10 inches
  • , Grapefruit, Lemon, Tooth, Letter, Glass of Water, 2018
    Oil on linen
    20,3 x 25,4 cm
    8 x 10 inches
  • , 'M.' With Glass of Water, 2018
    ‘M.’ With Glass of Water, 2018
    Oil on linen
    243,8 x 162,6 cm
    96 x 64 inches
  • , Ocean Picture II, 2018
    Oil on linen
    243,8 x 162,6 cm
    96 x 64 inches
  • , Ocean Picture I, 2018
    Oil on linen
    243,8 x 162,6 cm
    96 x 64 inches
  • , ‘M.’ With Laundry, 2018
    Oil on linen, 96 x 64 inches | 243,8 x 162,6 cm

Michael Hilsman's work integrates and expands upon the formats of classical painting, in particular the genres of portraiture and still life. Through incorporating elements at once ambiguous and curiously emblematic—plants, shells, and feathers, pieces of clothing, body parts—Hilsman has developed a visual vocabulary that oscillates between naturalism and expressionism. His paintings hint at the artistic exploration of the absurd, the latent spirituality of things, and the relationship between the physical and metaphysical. Often inscribed with words or titles on the picture plane, his compositions offer quasi–theatrical backdrops for objects and figures in states of dissolution and fragmentation, either on the brink of disappearance or formed anew. 


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