Stephanie Hier

Stephanie Hier

Stephanie Hier °1992, Toronto, Canada

The crux of Stephanie Hier’s practice explores the effects of the collapsing imagery resulting from the flow of history. To conglomerate disparate images into a single canvas establishes an embodied meditation on the meaning of these symbols in our world at large. As such, her work offers a considered and informed rhetoric concerning paintings’ place in our time. The artist's use of temporary tattoos is a direct exemplification of her employment of cultural symbols and exists in stark juxtaposition to her skillful handling of oils. Hier's work speaks directly to the labor of artists and specifically the cannon of painting, by depicting and displaying pertinent materials and tools used in the making of art, while also pointing a finger (both literally and figuratively) to all 21st century image consumers. Stephanie Hier's choice in materials, imagery, tools and references epitomize the visual world as it currently exists and the painters relationship to it.

Artworks

Stephanie Hier
With a belly full of the classics, 2018
Oil on linen
91 x 122 cm

Stephanie Hier
Clinging to the life raft, 2018
Oil on linen
91 x 122 cm

Stephanie Hier
Skulduggery, 2018
Oil on linen
91 x 122 cm

Stephanie Hier
Time to pay the fiddler side, 2018
Temporary Tattoo on linen with glazed earthenware frame
38,5 x 27 x 4 cm

Stephanie Hier
TBC, 2018
Temporary Tattoo on linen with glazed earthenware frame
38 x 26 x 3,5 cm

Stephanie Hier
The Renegade, 2018
Oil on canvas
35,5 x 45,5 cm

Stephanie Hier
Looking for the off switch, 2016
Temporary Tattoo on linen with glazed earthenware frame
22,2 x 29,2 x 3 cm

Stephanie Hier
One piece at a time, 2017
Temporary Tattoo on linen with glazed earthenware frame
35,56 x 25,4 x 3 cm

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