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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

 

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