Flaw—the unenviable pursuit of perfection

Flaw—the unenviable pursuit of perfection, 1996–2012

Flaw—the unenviable pursuit of perfection. A selection of paintings from the collection was shown as a solo exhibition at the Myles Meehan Gallery, Darlington Arts Centre, in 2009 and The Place, Sunderland, in 2009 and 2010. In 2011, Flaw: The New Work was presented as a solo exhibition in the Bracknell Galleries at the South Hill Park Arts Centre.

Dr. Outi Remes, (former) director of the Bracknell Galleries, said, “Derek Hill’s work explores, in a non-traditional way, the extremes of traditional painting media. Hill’s use of the surroundings as a constant source of reference has led to the creation of cycles of techniques and processes that have given his work a continuous impetus, working on up to 10 canvases at a time, which cannot be defined by any chronological order in conventional terms.”


The series of paintings began in 1996. It is split into six subcategories. The paintings are oil and mixed media on canvas. Sizes vary from 1.25 x 2 metres, 2 x 2 metres, 1.25 x 3 metres, and 2.5 x 3 metres.


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