Aaron Haig Hamilton
Born 1977 in Dominica
Lives and works in Dominica
'Hills and Valleys Mero View'
Acrylic on Canvas
81.28 x 121.92cm
“I find it liberating to pick up a brush or pen and to investigate with curious eyes as the hands follow the imaginations of the heart. I am inspired by people, movements, the landscape, the things uttered, and the expressions we make. The way she giggles when she laughs at his solemn look, that is what I want to express with my art. I am at peace when I create, as nature reveals the intricacies of creation.”
Born 1962 in Surrey, England, UK
Lives and works in Roseau, Dominica
'Yampen Story Breadfruit - Artocarpus Altilis'
Textile Hanging - Natural pigments on canvas
105 x 51cm
“My migratory journey between the UK and Dominica at various stages of life inform concepts of roots, connection and wellbeing. The need to connect to culture, people and land led to a move back ‘home’ to Dominica where I now live. I have a fascination with plants, textiles and fragments. Unravelling historical threads appeals to my investigative nature. My processes are an entangled mix of site exploration, drawing, painting, installation, textiles, natural dyes and reflective writing.”
Born 1966 in Roseau, Dominica
Lives and works in Pont Casse, Dominica
and East Sussex, England, UK
'Red, Yellow, Blu & Orange. An Intuitive Exploration'
Acrylic mixed mediums, Ink & Wax pastels
20 x 30 x 2cm
“I make art because it requires being inspired and creates space for investigation, resolve and hope.”
Born 1971 in Dominica
Lives and works in Canefield, Dominica
Charcoal on Canvas
91.44 x 83.82cm
"I aim to portray a sense of harmony, honesty, and most importantly a sense of truth about how things might have been, through my painting. I attempt to paint historical subjects, and the majority of my paintings are inspired by the Bible, but I also try to promote a sense of beauty that uplifts people's spirits. That is who I am internally, so I strive to reflect that in my work."
Born in 1992 in Surrey, England, UK
Lives and works in Salisbury, Dominica
Black + white on archival matte paper, framed
85.5 x 91.5cm
“In my films and photographs, I like to explore connection, often aiming to connect the dots between seemingly disparate subjects - connection to self, connection to nature, connection to the divine, and connection through time. It’s all connected. Growing up between Dominica, the US, & the UK, I became acutely aware of the many intangible “priceless” things we have in abundance in the Caribbean - often overlooked - such as pristine nature, community, our heritage, and a good work-life balance. These assets are constantly under threat as Western-style development constantly seeks to infiltrate, and we are left facing the consequences - climate change being a major one. It is my aim to shine a light on our Caribbean being and present an alternative to the current unsustainable global hegemony which threatens to envelop us.”
Born 1964 in Dominica
Lives and works in Vienna, Austria and Calibishie, Dominica
Oil / mixed media on canvas
100 x 120cm
“My art consists primarily of paintings. My paintings explore human behaviour through the intensity of the expressiveness and figuration of my Caribbean origin. I create images that resonate with Black existence and celebrate Black bodies, yet the familiar imagery allows for a connection with people and nature in all cultures.
Colours are the backbone and foundation of all my artworks. In the classical tradition, I paint exclusively with oil on canvas, using a palette of primary colours (red, yellow, blue) combined with black and white. Many layers of thinly applied oil paint allow my figures to emerge on the canvas. Themes of consumption, sustainability and resilience; the impact of social, political and mental environments; as well as architecture and landscape are depicted through my specific visual vocabulary, which creates an experiential universe with new definitions of space and time.
Each painting describes a displaced, almost nomadic space. Each painting is an island which radiates the dream of freedom from an historically or socially fixed identity. My sculptures, videos and installations complement my painterly oeuvre and explore similar themes using different media. Through my artworks, I strive to bridge the gap between the Self and the Other in human interaction, starting with my distinctive Dominican heritage and extending to embrace the world. “
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