Wall vs. Me Exclusive - July 02 2020
Australia Artist Nate Hill: Finding Your Own Voice Is The Key
Nate Hill is a freelance photographer, videographer and digital artist hailing from Melbourne, Australia. He’s also one of Wall vs. Me’s Featured Artists. Although he started with a Visual Arts degree, Nate took some time to experiment also with music. He played, recorded, and toured with various bands before moving on to teaching drums. Afterwards, he worked part-time as a portrait photographer, dedicating the rest of his time to being a stay-at-home dad. These different life paths have all led Nate right back to where he started, but with a fresh worldview and an overflow of influences. Music is both a passion and inspiration for him, and his art allows him to continue working with bands and individual musicians to create accompanying visuals. Nate has found his own “groove” with a mix of photography, videography, photo manipulation, digital art and design, which all contribute to his recognizable style.
Find Nate Hill on Instagram @natehill
What inspires you when you are creating a new piece?
I'm hugely inspired by music, other artists, designers, graphic arts. Also inspired by nature/landscapes.
Is there an artwork you are most proud of? Why?
It's tough to pick just one piece, but I have an ongoing series called Twisted Landscapes that was something that managed to raise my profile and also produced my first solo exhibition. I feel like it helped me find my own style/voice in my art.
Is there an important event in your life that changed the way you think about being an artist?
Not sure there is just one event. It was a bit of a gradual process that made me realize that I could actually keep doing this and even carve out a bit of a career.
Level of Concern
Is there an element of art you enjoy working with most? Why?
I enjoy the process as a whole really. From the spark of an idea, to problem solving, and getting creative and experimenting. It's all fun!
Who would you say is your favorite artist and why?
It's difficult to pick one. I would say that Stanley Donwood is right up there. He has an aesthetic that I really love and he is the artist behind the album covers of one of my favorite bands (Radiohead). I'm also a huge fan of Storm Thorgerson (another album cover artist).
For some of our audience who love your work and want to be an artist themselves, what advice would you give them?
Find your own voice and keep creating.