In his public murals, Canadian visual artist Li-Hill paints ghostly images of angels and birds with a broad sense of motion and energy. The works’ thin strokes seem to be frozen in mid-air, the lightness arising from the works creating the murals to look more like projections than painted figures.
In his artist statement, he says, “the work mirrors the perception of the Westerner attempting to comprehend, disentangle and redress. Born out of suppression, it becomes a manifestation portraying the skewed image of the imprint our culture has globally.”
In his massive pieces, Li-Hill merges graffiti, graphic design, painting, and drawing to create various images, often exposing an unsettling nature within his paused narratives. Li-Hill hopes to reproduce the effects that capitalist culture can have on the individual.