The combination of Horror and humor with a a large dollop of pop culture iconography (below lurk Godzilla and Square Bob Sponge Pants) is not new or even particularly unusual. But regardless of whether the artist is depicting bucolic river valleys or giant floating squid-whale monsters, talent is the ability to make it seem new.
I suspect Ian Hill is still a young artist. He certainly has talent and I'm looking forward to seeing more of his work.
As usual please click on the images to view larger.
"American Family Portrait" 30x88" 2009
"A Spectacular Beast" 36x48" 2009
"Eternus Bene" 36x48" 2009