Dan Hillier

Dan is a contemporary artist based in Stoke Newington, London, whose work embodies the ‘Steampunk’ aesthetic, combining imagery of the Victorian era with elements of nature, translating them seamlessly for a contemporary audience. Dan collages found images with his own ink drawing and manipulates elements of wood and steel engravings from the 19th century.

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We love how Dan embraces the freedom of exploration that comes with collage, and allows his search for source material to dictate the direction of his piece. In his own words, Dan loves to “create work that reflects my love of the source material I work from, the natural world, various ancient mystery traditions, and the ever-unfolding and often mystical experience of being alive in a world that is apparently material, immaterial, and prone to all manner of interesting archetypal expressions and wonderments.” Dan’s classically based subjects are unsettling, blurring the line between dream and reality.

Dan has collaborated on projects with organisations such as Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London, The Folio Society publishers and bands such as Architects and Royal Blood. He has also created the opening titles to BBC1's major 6-part drama Requiem. Dan has held a number of solo and group shows, including at the Saatchi Gallery in London, The Louvre in Paris, Glastonbury Festival and the Museum of Turin, Italy. Dan was also invited to represent Great Britain at the Giant Creator Show in Beijing, China. Over his career Dan has developed a celebrity following, with his permission portfolio containing names such as renowned author Neil Gaiman. 

We’ve been working with Dan Hillier since 2015.

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