Have you met…Ruth Hiller?

"increment of proof" 2013, beeswax, damar and pigment on panel

“increment of proof” 2013, beeswax, damar and pigment on panel

An introduction can be a wonderful thing. You can meet interesting people, and make new friends. You can be introduced to your new favorite foods, books, music, or artist.

I’d like to introduce you to some of my favorite artists. Some of whom I’ve been familiar with for years, and others I’ve only recently been introduced to.

The person I’d like to introduce is the artist Ruth Hiller.

"square original" 2013 beeswax, damar, pigment on panel 12 x 24 x 2

“square original” 2013 beeswax, damar, pigment on panel 12 x 24 x 2

Ruth Hiller lives in Boulder, CO, United States.

"contains with horizontal stroke" 2013 beeswax, damar, pigment on panel, 6 x 12 x 1 inches

“contains with horizontal stroke” 2013 beeswax, damar, pigment on panel, 6 x 12 x 1 inches

“Soft Geometry”
“Having been schooled in a rigorously minimalist fashion, I am driven to break away from the panel and create “outside of the standard box”. Color, minimalism, science and mathematics have interested me throughout my painting career. My use of material is the unifying thread that ties these concerns together. I am a surface fetishist.

My current body of work juxtaposes my interest in geometry and my desire to deconstruct strict parameters.  I challenge the visual properties of the sculptural, translucent, sensual, natural beeswax to create shapes that appear plastic looking and factory made. This reflects my occupation with contemporary society: the need for hard edge perfection, consumerism and obsession with technology.

Complex societal conditions have impelled me to simplify my visual language.
My body of work “Special Characters”, reflects my fascination with the parallels between microscopic and macroscopic elements. As I ponder the cosmos or explore deep within a living organism, I find the visual similarities astounding. Watching “The Powers of 10”, a 1977 film by Ray and Charles Eames, was a seminal moment for me in terms of the evolution of my unique way of seeing the world. It shows the Eames’ exploration of macroscopic and microscopic environments.

The objects that I paint can be invisible to the naked eye, but perceptible by the human mind. I am continually interested in exploring the juxtaposition between what lies beneath, or out in space, and our perception of beauty and exquisiteness.” RH

"perpetuation" 2013 beeswax, damar and pigment on panel 24 x 24 x 2"

“perpetuation” 2013 beeswax, damar and pigment on panel 24 x 24 x 2″

Other material relating to Ruth Hiller.

Artist website: ruthhiller.com

ArtSlant: Ruth Hiller

Saatchi Online: Ruth Hiller

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