Born: 30th July 1974 (Germany)
"When I first approach a new painting, I am mostly concerned with establishing the most organic way possible of getting my ideas onto the canvas. I also want to avoid losing any of the dynamic qualities intrinsic to the images I use as my source material. Each painting must also satisfy my need to preserve the immediacy of my initial response to a new subject matter. Consequently I very rarely produce preliminary drawings, preferring to work from one or two cursory sketches.
Working directly onto the canvas, with little or no preparation, allows forms and compositions to evolve in a way that is both natural and improvised. Quite often the mistakes inherent to this approach provide me with a greater understanding of the forms I translate onto canvas. By allowing the structure of a painting to evolve instinctively, compositional elements take on meanings and physical characteristics that were not initially apparent.
As the elements within a painting transform and evolve, they begin to inform the composition and narrative of a painting, creating visual and thematic juxtapositions that are both vibrant and kinetic. This evolution of forms, ideas and their interaction creates the energy within my paintings; and although each artwork has its own specific narrative, the improvisational nature of my painting results in compositions that are open to many interpretations. This allows a possibility for my ideas to evolve and develop after a painting is finished, taking on new meanings as each new viewer encounters my work."
"After successfully completing a 1-year foundation course at Mid-Cheshire College , I went on to study for a B. A. in Fine Art at Goldsmiths University ( London ).
Upon leaving Goldsmiths I sought out full time employment in order to financially support myself. In an attempt to maintain some kind of link with the arts, I found myself working in the printing industry.
After working for Cheshire County Press Ltd for 6 years, the company went into liquidation and I was made redundant .
After years of neglect, I took this opportunity to focus on my creative ambitions, intent on becoming a successful artist. Gaining a foothold in the art market proved to be extremely difficult and I found it almost impossible to promote and exhibit my artworks.
Eventually I decided that the best solution was to take matters into my own hands and exhibit my work online. Short of funds I decided to teach my self the basics of web-design and I created my own Website - Arts Ablaze."
"The art world can be an incredibly fickle place to try and make a living. On the one hand, art dealers and galleries are always looking for the next big thing, the next undiscovered artist; however few of them are willing to take the risk of promoting an artist whose success is yet to be proven.
Without too much of a leap of imagination, I came to the conclusion that my best option was to promote and sell my work myself. And it was this aspiration that resulted in my becoming self-employed and setting up Arts Ablaze.
Initially Arts Ablaze was set up as a Website to sell and promote my own portfolio of work. After some success I decided to expand the site to exhibit the work of other artists, focusing on those artists who also find it difficult to get their work promoted in the conventional art world."
Website Design & Beyond
"I have always been interested and influenced by design and my interest the process of designing the Arts Ablaze website rekindled an appreciation of design and architecture that I had all but forgotten.
I have recently been afforded the opportunity to fulfil one of my greatest ambitions - to design a house and have it constructed. Although the whole process has been time consuming, stressful and demanding I hope to take on similar projects in the future. ...........................who knows?"
"I have modeled the project using Sketchup and produced 3D renderings of the house, which can be seen on the following web-page: www.artsablaze.com/Rendering
I am available to create or design similar visualisations for your own architectural projects. Please contact me if you require further information about these services.
More information regarding my services as a 3D artist can be found on my website www.davidhier.co.uk"
Please note that all will be made to order. Any prints will be provided via a printer that can provide the most accurate reproductions of his artworks.
Every effort will be made to ensure that reproductions convey the experience of viewing the original artworks. Consequently the image size sizes of prints are identical to those of the paintings they depict.
Prints - Each print will be an individually produced digital reproduction. David works closely with his printers, ensuring that details & colours are accurately reproduced.
Limited Editions - All of the prints available are 'Limited Editions'. Each edition is limited
to 500 prints. The Back of individual prints will be signed & given their own edition number.
Framing - Prints can be supplied framed or unframed. Framed prints will be dry-mounted & surrounded by a 10cm mount. The prints will be protected behind 4mm thick glass and have a simple wooden 'Obeche' frame. You should Contact David before ordering, to specify any colour or style preferences.
If you have any questions, or you want any more information about ordering prints, please feel free to contact David Hier directly.