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The irregular black, aubergine and yellow forms in this work define an informal grid composition, emphasised by the two intersecting black lines in the lower margin. The dominant pale rectangle is constructed using cross-hatched lines, reminiscent of graffiti, scratched into the paint. The example of Dutch painters Constant and Mondrian had a profound impact on Hilton's work in the 1950s. This work is typical of Hilton's organic non-figuration; dense painted forms contrast with gestural linear passages creating an expressive composition anchored by Hilton's formal concerns.
oil on board
41 x 61 cm
gift from Margaret Gardiner, 1979
The Pier Arts Centre
Victoria Street, Stromness, Orkney Islands KW16 3AA ScotlandView venue
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