Leopard Pass, 2019
Oil , Acrylic Resin and Metal Leaf on Canvas, 91.44 x 182.88 cm
About the artwork
Refer ally-Through his beautiful paintings of koi fish, Frank Hyder aims to explore the subjects of nature and the dynamics of light. This work features an open composition, creating a sense of movement as the fish swim to a destination beyond the canvas. The soft curved lines that define the forms of the fish further this sense of movement, and are replicated by the curved ripples of water in the background. Each fish is painted with a unique pattern, featuring a mix of warm and cool-toned colours that creates a vibrant visual contrast. To create his work, Hyder combines a variety of materials such as acrylic resin, metal leaf and oil paint, which produces a unique metaphysical effect in which forms seem to appear and dissolve, thus inviting the viewer to partake in a profound sensory and visual dialogue.
About the artist
Frank Hyder is a Northern Liberties painter and woodcut artist, with a Masters in Fine Art. He is based in Miami, but has traveled widely in South America and Mexico - claiming the Southern exposure suits him. However, there was a single life-changing experience that made all the difference for this venturesome artist. Hyder spent one year living and painting in the Venezuelan rain forest.
Hyder's art seeks to engage the viewer in a sensory and visual dialogue. Nature and the dynamics of light are his subjects. He desires to create a metaphysical reality of intense light and shade where forms appear and dissolve, to dream with eyes open, to feel without touching and to feel touched by the very experience of seeing the painting.