Flaw 1996 – 2015

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

Outi Remes former Director of SHP, said, ” I had the pleasure of working with Derek Hill on the “Flaw” exhibition at South Hill Park in 2011. Derek’s approach to his art is truly alchemical, transforming his cavernous studio into a magical space filled with intricate wooden beams, paintings, and tools. His ability to blend a vast array of materials and techniques results in works ranging from microscopic biological processes to grand geographical phenomena, all within a few square feet. His work is lucid and mysterious, generous and intense, and his creative vision made the exhibition a resounding success. Derek’s dedication and innovative spirit are truly inspiring, and I highly recommend him for any artistic endeavour.” May 23, 2024.

Outi Remes is the director of the New Ashgate Gallery in Farnham.

Outi Remes, Processing paintings: https://www.derekhill.co.uk/work/item/processing-paintings/?cat=84

The Flaw series of paintings began circa 1996

The paintings are held in private and public collections and represent nearly four decades of practice. The paintings are split into six sub-categories to show the range of media. Sizes vary from 1.25 x 2 m to 2 x 2 m, 1.25 x 2.5 m, 2 x 2.5 m, 2.5 × 3 m, and 3 x 3.5 m

NEW: Flaw in the Studio 1996–2012 Video Shorts Playlist: The films show a selection of paintings from the Flaw series.


Notes on Current Development: https://www.derekhill.co.uk/current-paintings-2024/

Collections: https://www.derekhill.co.uk/

Exhibition highlights: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.466661434861.252735.56652329861&type=3

Flaw reviews: https://www.axisweb.org/p/outiremes/workset/200581-flaw-the-new-work-by-derek-hill/


Flash Art International review by Davy Smith: http://www.derekhill.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/FLASH.docx.pdf

Video shorts playlist: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLQteKPuE8QuOHNERlXBbHc7deFr0kzv9k&si=XDUMBwOpIFoaiy6q

Reviews page: https://www.derekhill.co.uk/work/item/reviews-exhibitions/?cat=84