Born in Australia, lives and works in New York (USA). Hilton draws on diverse inspirations from his interaction within the world, filtering and processing aspects of contemporary life that fascinate him into scenes of abstract figuration.
He harnesses the restraints of the picture plane to activate a freedom from within, playing with this energy, constantly pushing and pulling forms, twisting positive and negative spaces with convulsing shapes and lines to engage a visual language that weaves genre within a sexualized dark humor.
Although displaying an outward looking vitality, the works are entrenched within the development of an intimate, interior language that tends to cross-pollinate, exchanging mannerisms, habits and turns of phrase.
by Frederico Pellachin