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Posted on October 25, 2016 by Peter Hyatt | 0 Comments

Producing a new fine-art collection is a form of running the gauntlet. What will the neighbours think etc.

Connecting with a few people whose opinions I greatly respect has been extremely gratifying. I've included feedback from a number of people highly regarded in their fields.

Here's three comments on the work:

‘….beautiful, poignant & apocalyptic. Stunning.’

 -Viva Sali, artist

 

 ‘A great collection of work....seems to sit in that art tradition of Edward Hopper, Jeffrey Smart through John Brack ...being a meditation of our 'selves'.

 The 'selves' are represented in your work by bodies, lodged in an urban landscape interpreted as deceitful, illusionistic, all encompassing...all those operatic themes.’

 -David Luck, Architect

 

 ‘Incandescent’ is amazing.

 -Catherine Hunter, film producer

 

 

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'Incandescent'

Posted on October 18, 2016 by Peter Hyatt | 0 Comments

“If you're lonely when you're alone, you're in bad company.” 

- Jean Paul Sartre

 ‘Incandescent’ explores the city as dark carnival. High-voltage images comprising points of light and shadow are transformative windows-to-the-world. Vivid, abstract mosaics are achieved through veil, focus and structure to give subjects greater energy and voice.

Separation and ‘alone-ness’ contrast their busy urban context. It requires a building devoid of people in ‘Embrace’ and trees with connecting limbs, like outstretched hands, in ‘We Touch’ to consummate the unfulfilled yearning.

My experience as an architectural photographer helps explore the human condition and anonymity in an over-stimulated, overwhelming world.

Unlike the frequently bleak, urban realism portrayed by many post-war modernist artists, these images pulsate with molecular intensity.

Visceral, voyeuristic views employ a graphic style and incandescent colour palette both psychedelic and beige.

The theme of alone-ness, anonymity and anxiety carries through this daily theatre of busy life. ‘Incandescent’ signals a major transition from commercial photography to fine art imagery.

The collection was produced especially for The Other Art Fair, 2016.

 

Posted in Peter Hyatt's Fine Art Imagery, Peter Hyatt's Peter Hyatt's Incandescent series on show at The Other Art Fair, The Other Art Fair

Behind The Lens of 'Incandescent'

Posted on October 17, 2016 by Peter Hyatt | 0 Comments

In preparing some words for my participation in The Other Art Fair later this month i wanted to provide a short statement about what mattered to me as a visual artist.

This is as good a place as any to run with my approach and ends the film short now on this site hosted by Vimeo and also on this site under 'Film':

https://vimeo.com/186127883

‘Incandescent’

What do I want my art to do?

I want it to speak of curiosity

to speak beyond wallpaper

to imagine and wonder

and see the world in other ways.

Rarely is there genius in art

beyond the rhyme of

Michaelangelo, Leonardo and Picasso

Genius is too often artfully disguised

while the rest of us must labour

to make art

that helps make us.

 

-Peter Hyatt, 2016

www.hyattgallery.com.au

 

Posted in Behind the Lens, Incandescent, Peter Hyatt, The Other Art Fair

The Other Art Fair

Posted on September 05, 2016 by Peter Hyatt | 0 Comments

An exhibition of photographic art by Peter Hyatt for The Other Art Fair.

 If you're lonely when you're alone, you're in bad company.” 
- Jean Paul Sartre

 ‘Incandescent’ explores the city as dark carnival.

High-voltage points of light and shadow are transformative windows-to-the-world. Veiled mosaics imbue his subjects with a specific energy and ‘voice’.

Isolation and ‘alone-ness’ contrast their busy urban context.

My experience as an architectural photographer helps explore the human condition and anonymity in an over-stimulated, often overwhelming world.

Technique and a vivid colour palette brings daily life into a dreamlike focus of psychedelic intensity.

It requires a building devoid of people in ‘Embrace’ and trees with connecting limbs, like outstretched hands in ‘We Touch’, to consummate the yearning to belong.

Themes of alone-ness, anonymity and anxiety carry through the daily theatre of the bustling city. ‘Incandescent’ signals a major transition from commercial photography to fine art imagery.

The 15 images from Incandescent were produced especially for The Other Art Fair, 2016.

 

 

Posted in Emerging Artist Peter Hyatt, The Other Art Fair

Architecture On Show

Posted on August 03, 2016 by Peter Hyatt | 0 Comments

We love Vision magazine. It's an interview based e-magazine driven by great ideas that tracks the work of some of Australia's best architects. The latest issue (link below) visits Craig Rossetti's house in Melbourne - yes the architect's own home. A tough challenge at any time, but Rossetti has performed admirably with a stepped, lightweight roof constructed from refrigeration panels. And it has a 'wow' window as wall to the north among its star attractions. And while we're on the subject of design inspired by the crackled glazing on pottery, check out BCM's eccentric, highly accomplished, headquarters in Ballarat. A modern-day design gold rush in one stellar building. Visit via Vision and we hope you enjoy.

https://www.joomag.com/magazine/vision-33/0469276001468542304

Posted in BCM Ballarat, Craig Rossetti architecture, Vision magazine

The Point of Pointilism

Posted on July 14, 2016 by Peter Hyatt | 0 Comments

I've long wondered how to represent aspects of the city in a way that seemed/felt original. This latest series of images is much less concerned with mega-sized files or huge capture chips. It's about the visual 'whisper' or veil. These images ask the viewer to peer into the granular qualities much like the work of the Pointillist masters of the 19th century. I have tried to imbue my images with a similar technique but rather here using a screen to act as a filter. These images also vary our perception depending upon the viewers' distance from the image. Close-up increases the abstraction. Stepping back clarifies the view. An intense colour spectrum with the digital paint-brush produces a contemporary take on an earlier idea and a unique perspective of everyday places, people and events. Stay tuned for further developments. 

Bowness Prize Short List

Posted on July 04, 2016 by Peter Hyatt | 0 Comments

Selection as a finalist in this year's William and Winifred Bowness Prize is a special recognition for all entrants. It's an award with a distinguished lineage beginning in 2006. 

Finalists work will be exhibited at the Monash Gallery, Waverley, September 1 - October 16 of this year. My entry image titled Gene Pool captures the ubiquitous smartphone as a piece of technology that has forever changed the world.

The jury of this year's award comprises film-maker Fred Schepisi AO and photographer John Gollings AM and MGA Director Kallie Blauhorn.

 

Posted in Bowness Prize 2016 finalist Peter Hyatt, Bowness Prize short list Peter Hyatt, Gene Pool image for Bowness Prize

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