In her own words Hil Driessen  is fascinated with structure. Using digital print to produce trompe l’oeil affects, Hil’s designs are not what they seem. She uses photography to capture shadows and texture and prints these onto the flat (flatter I should say) surface.

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These prints are interesting because they exploit the tonality that digital inkjet printing can bring to textile prints. It doesn’t quite matter if the colour is not correct because the image is about the tonal (and here monochrome greyscale) rather than colour matching.

The affect may be slightly novelty but her work does demonstrate clearly the possibilities of digital printing.

It is difficult to see how Hil’s work has progressed because her website is horrible to navigate, I think she may have moved towards 3D printing but it is a slight mystery. In the meantime the archive of work on her site, if you can work out how to get to it, offers an insight into how digital textile printing might be exploited.

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