‘Akasha XL’ is a Silkscreen Print by digital collage artist Dan Hillier. Printed onto 300gsm Somerset Soft White Textured Paper, the print is from a limited edition of 100 and is signed and numbered by the artist.
Contemporary artist Dan Hillier merges the old with the new to exquisite effect. Trawling through scraps of Victoriana - from wood cuts to etchings, engravings and anatomical drawings - Hillier layers the up pieces from the past in a digital collage process, producing an entirely unique aesthetic that treads the line somewhere between surrealism and neo-Victoriana.
‘Akasha XL’ has all the raw, hypnotic power of a Rorschach ink blot test: using a seamless bricolage technique, Hillier has created a perfectly symmetrical - though compositionally eclectic - image of a woman in illusory Elizabethan dress, clutching a staff in each hand. Hiller has replaced her head (or where her head might be) with a black diamond, two eyes peeping from its centre, emitting sharp rays of black shadow. The mix of stark monochrome and kaleidoscopic composition is breathtaking and powerful: a compelling work of contemporary art.