Hillel Selznick




Hillel Selznick


New York City


New York


United States


Abstract artist


art, abstract, painting, creataive,


Hillel Selznick is an artist from New York who works in water color, oil, and many other mediums. Known primarily for his squares and stripes, he creates abstract paintings with brushy layers of alternating colors.

As well as 3D pen acrylics, oils, watercolours, pastels, and any combination of these, Hillel uses innovative techniques. The subjects he paints are landscapes, flowers, still lifes, beaches, seascapes, abstract and abstractions. With a main color such as green, blue, red or orange, he paints many atmospheric, textural pictures.

Several of his paintings are in private collections throughout the world. Hillel Selznick’s passion for art came naturally, intuitively, educationally, and professionally. His interest in drawing increased in his formative years when he enrolled at New York University when he spent hours drawing as a natural gesture. He has also been driven to investigate and experiment as a teacher as a result of it.

He is passionate about painting on canvas and sharing his love of creation with as many people as possible. In addition to painting, Hillel Selznick instructs and speaks on contemporary art for over forty years. Throughout Selznick’s work, there is a constant balance between the monumental and the intimate, which is characterized by acute concentration and care.

Additionally to emphasizing the physicality of the materials he uses, his art is driven by the idea of improving humanity. It is possible to describe a near-infinite number of expressive emotional fluctuations in each rigorously composed work.

Hillel Selznick is one of the most influential and well-known abstract painters of the present day. His work is characterized by a delicate balance between reflection and vitality. He often arranges stripes of color along an axis horizontally and vertically in his paintings. There is much visual delicacy in this painting, yet it remains refreshingly calm at the same time.

In his formal training, Hillel studied fauvism and expressionism, which he took as references and that informed the development of his own ecleptic style. He has recently switched to working with heavy body and fluid acrylic paint and inks while incorporating some realism into the composition. First, sketchbooks and sketches provide ideas for the narration of the painting. The composition process itself, until not long ago, was responsible for creating forms and elements in a surrealistic evolution without an earlier phase. The blank canvas confronts us directly.