“Abstracted Face” from the STELLAR PART 1 Collection
STELLAR is a story of getting back to the basics in order to move forward and rediscover who I am as a visual artist. To me, this meant using my life as the subject matter. Taking more time than usual to create each piece and being very deliberate with the composition. Painting with the brush rather than drawing with the brush. Scraping away layers of paint and collage materials that’s been building up on each found wooden panel over the last ten plus years. Working with common house paints as my main choice of medium... and purposely limiting myself to using a small stock of paintbrushes I purchased a few years ago from a recently passed away friend. He found them while dumpster diving at a local art university. Although I’m known for my mixed media screenprints, creatively I believe there are other levels to ascend to. Here I begin at STELLAR -Bobby Hill
The 2020 STELLAR Part 2 Collection is a continuation of getting back to the basics in order to move forward and rediscover who I am as a visual artist. Repurposed wood is still used as the surface in which the paintings are created on... however that’s where the similarities end.
Unlike the first collection, these works are created mainly by collaging multiple screenprinted images together, which gave me the ability to create 2-3 different versions of each image. In addition, the theme of the collection is “Celebrate Fighting Back!” Each mixed media painting lives up to that phrase by interweaving the events of the present year 2020 with historic rebellious uprisings, African masks, and the beauty of women in all shapes and sizes.
STELLAR Part 2 Collection