Working in traditional methods of acrylic on canvas, Lee Albert Hill's paintings focus on flat geometric patterns in combination with his signature approach of hard-edges, wide brush action-painting and edge to edge compositions. Upon closer look, a sense of storytelling through symbiology is revealed imparting a quality of inscribed time. Simultaneously, Hill's work employs a range of totems, calligraphic glyphs, maps and musical rhythm.
Art critic Wayne Allan Brenner of the Austin Chronicle has humorously written that, "Hill is no stingy minimalist and his work answers the question, what happens when shapes run away to join the circuits?" Brenner has also written that Hill's work compares to the patterns of tangram puzzles and the wiring of “Gods Own Boom Box”.
Each painting is based on everyday observations in combination with personal eccentricities and intricately embedded details. Hill's work is often a reflection of mark making across the landscape as seen high above from the air and is conjured from both historical sources and fluid modern culture.
Lee Albert Hill is a Texas based painter, architect and writer who has worked from his studio in Fort Worth for more than twenty-five years. Born in Dallas he holds a five-year professional degree in Architecture from the Texas Tech University College of Architecture. He has twice been a finalist in the Hunting Art Prize in Houston as well as a finalist in the Celeste Art Prize in Berlin, Germany. In addition, he is represented by the CAMIBA Gallery in Austin and the Cufflink Fine Art Gallery in Fort Worth. His work is held in many corporate collections such as American Airlines, Riverside Resources Investments, NYC based Loews Hotels, The Marriott Corporation, Dublin Ireland's TIFCO Hotel Group, SAMTX Investments and the JKB Realty Group as well as many private client collections throughout Texas, California, New York, and New Mexico.
Image Above: "The Ring" - 2022 - Acrylic on Canvas, 60"x60"x3". Part of an upcoming exhibition Titled "A Telle of Psalms" at the Mayer Museum in San Angelo, Texas (August 13 - November 5, 2022)