Aaron Li-Hill is a Canadian visual artist currently based out of Brooklyn, who employs painting, illustration, stenciling, and sculptural elements within his works. With a background in graffiti and mural painting and a degree in Fine Arts, his works range from smaller multiples to enormous murals that explore industrialization, scientific breakthrough, man versus nature and information saturation.
What/who inspires you?
Many things inspire me, mainly those moments that feel timeless, like the world dissolves a bit and I am truly living in the moment. That happens for me when I’m fully into an artwork and in great conversations with friends, where the exchange of ideas flows naturally and I end up at a place I have never been before.
What’s your favourite piece of work you’ve done?
It is hard to pick, each one is so different and what I find most rewarding is the process that enables new ideas to form. It’s the growth that comes from making work that stands out for me. That being said, if I had to chose one that stood out, it would be the installation at the Art Gallery of Ontario. I use to go to the AGO with my family as a kid and seeing my father’s beaming face during that show was one of my happiest moments.
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What superpower would you have and why?
Telekinesis, of course. Orchestrating a giant mural or installation with sheer will of thought would be some magic magic.
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