You may have noticed we have beautiful new additions at THE COMPOUND (salon). Artist ROB HILL has graced us with TWO beautiful murals on our building, along with his art hung throughout the salon. Now it's time to celebrate!
Pieces will be available to purchase that night, including one-of-a-kind hand painted clothing by Rob Hill. Slim Jeff and his band will also be gracing our presence with live music. Please join us in this celebration of art and music!
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Rob @robhill.art | robhill-art.com
Born and raised in Leimert Park, the center of the Black arts scene in Los Angeles, Slim Jeff grew up heavily influenced by his parents’ eclectic music collection. He exhibits a rare combination of witty punch lines and thoughtful content, reminiscent of artists such as Mos Def. Slim Jeff's latest offering is entitled The Chilltape Volume 1.
Rob Hill is an American abstract painter and designer based in Los Angeles. He was born in Harbor City, CA and graduated from Narbonne High School in 2004. He is a self-taught artist, painting in a geometric abstract style. Rob was introduced to art through fashion. His first artistic works were wearable items displaying forms of abstract expressionism. In 11th grade he started a clothing company offering hand-painted garments to students across the greater Los Angeles area. After graduating high school Rob joined the United States Coast Guard. Although he did not create art during his 8 years of service Rob was able to travel internationally, collecting cultural experiences that would later influence his art.
In September of 2013 Rob underwent stomach surgery. While hospitalized he was inspired to shift focus towards creating one-of-one fashion designs. Shortly afterwards he began painting on clothing once again, employing a completely different style from his earlier works on wearable garments. Rob began painting on canvas and experimenting with new layering techniques, using a hard-edge masking process to create abrupt disruption between colors, and meticulously laying gold lines over layers of colorful shapes. At the time he was fascinated with ancient Egyptian art and design, keying in on the importance of gold in Egyptian culture.
Rob distinguishes himself from other contemporary artists, applying his style to non-traditional surfaces with quality consistent to his wall art. His hand-painted fashion designs are moving canvases. Rob's affinity for geometric patterns can be linked to 90’s television programs such as Martin, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, and In Living Color. Black sitcoms in the 90's merged hip- hop with pop culture, influencing an entire generation of American youth. Rob paid special attention to the clothing displaying colorful, geometric patterns. Sitcom imagery left a profound impact on Rob as an artist. His work has been featured in the Los Angeles Times (Ingrid Schmidt), Los Angeles Magazine (Joshua Levine), Vogue Brazil (Alexandrino full page ad), and CBS Los Angeles News (Josh Rubenstein). He was handpicked to participate in the first and second annual UNICEF Next Gen Art Party, benefiting UNICEF’s Tap Project. Exhibitions have taken place in Hollywood, California at the TCL Chinese Theatre, at the RFK Mural Arts Festival in Los Angeles, and during Art Basel for Revolt TV's Blended Cultures artist series at Brisky Gallery in Miami, Florida.