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':
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