Lot 577 - Joy Hillyer - Edge II
Lot 577 - Joy Hillyer - Edge II
Lot 577 - Joy Hillyer - Edge II

Lot 577 - Joy Hillyer - Edge II

Acrylic on Paper

2022

A6 (15x10cm) Original Artwork

Signed on Verso

ARTIST INFO

 

About  

 

Joy Hillyer’s paintings aim to convey a sense of place, of placement and exploration within the landscape. She is concerned with the ambiguity of the liminal: the juxtaposition of the real and the imagined; the interplay between essence and symbol, between light and darkness; the ephemeral and the enduring.  
 
Her work often uses her photographs as a starting point or as the ‘outer shell’ for her painting. These may be of the natural world or the urban landscape. Particular events or echoes of memory convey layers of meaning within a deceptively pared down landscape. Some paintings refer more overtly to the tradition of landscape painting with an echo of Romanticism and the Sublime; others are on a smaller scale and focus on a detail. Some images reference a political or ecological issue. They reveal a sharpness, a tension and energy that is unsentimental. Colour is as important as form.  
 
Hillyer’s work inhabits the shifting boundary between landscape and abstraction. It rarely includes figures: instead the individual is invited into a solitary experience of what Peter Doig describes as ‘between the actuality of the scene and something that is in your head’. 

 

Education  

 

2012 – 2014 Advanced Painting Practice at Morley College, London 

 

Select Exhibitions/Awards  

 

2022 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 
 
2022 'The (very) local landscape, Waterstones, Salisbury 
 
2020 ‘Fresh Water’. Group show, Sarum College, Salisbury. cancelled (Pandemic) 
 
2020 Wiltshire Creative Summer Show, Salisbury  
 
2020 ‘Mountain Refuge’. Solo show, Sarum College, Salisbury,  
 
2019 ‘Experiencing Landscape’. Solo show, Sarum College, The Close, Salisbury 
 
2018 Espacio Gallery, London. Group Show 
 
2018 ‘Moving on’. Solo show, Little Cloisters, Westminster Abbey 
 
2018 'Borders'. Solo show, Winchester Cathedral  
 
2018 'Liminal'. Solo show, Cheyneygates, Westminster Abbey  
 
2017 Discerning Eye Exhibition, The Mall Galleries, London  
 
2016 'Counterpoint'. Solo show, Cheyneygates, Westminster Abbey  
 
2015 'When our eyes see further than our hands can reach'. Solo show, Cheyneygates, Westminster Abbey  
2014 'Into the Deep'. Group Exhibition, Morley College  
 
2013 Solo show, Hall Farm, Lincolnshire  
 
2013 Rootstein Hopkins Drawing Exhibition, Morley Gallery 

 

Statement about AOAP Submitted Artwork    

 

Images of liminality originating high up in the Swiss Alps

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