‘Ghost 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 10 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.
‘Ghost XL’ depicts the head and torso of a man in nineteenth century dress: smart smoking jacket, high starched collar and silk cravat. Yet Hillier has upset the traditional portrait in an eerie twist, replacing the sitter’s face with a ghostly forest of spindly trees. Rendered in monochrome, with the sketchy quality of an antiquated etching, the print is both beautiful and haunting: a compelling piece of contemporary art.