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.

“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.”

“For Hill, the process is as important as the finished piece. It has become a kind of ritual for him to prepare his canvases and mix his paint. Canvases are prepared for the appearance of shallow baths on wood and board stretchers. There are a variety of media: resins and glue; solvents; industrial paint; and traditional oil paints. A range of media are used in different applications, including resins and glue, solvents, industrial paint, and traditional oil paints. The material is then applied over several months by pouring the liquid combination over the canvases’ surfaces.”

‘Processing Paintings: Flaw: the New Work’ (Dr Outi Remes, 2011)

Dr. Outi Remes, (former) Director of the Bracknell Galleries, South Hill Park Arts Centre. Outi is the director at the New Ashgate Gallery in Farnham, Surrey.

The Flaw series of paintings began circa 1996.

Paintings are held in various 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 1.2 x 2 m to 2 x 2 m, 1.2 x 2.5 m, and 2.5 × 3 m.

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