Deep Rise, 2019
Oil , Acrylic Resin and Metal Leaf on Canvas, 91.44 x 121.92 cm
USD 5,500 – 7,800
About the artwork
Frank Hyder is an American artist who has participated in more than 150 group shows and over 80 solo exhibitions throughout North, South and Central America. Hyder’s art seeks to engage the viewer in a sensory and visual dialogue, and his main subjects are nature and the dynamics of life. In this work, Hyder depicts a group of majestic koi fish, appearing to swim beyond the canvas. A variety of materials are combined to create this piece, such as oil paint, acrylic resin and metal leaf. Through this combination of materials, Hyder creates a metaphysical and dream-like reality, in which forms seem to appear and dissolve. This unique effect is aimed to inspire introspection and ruminations in the viewer, and to stay with them long after they have viewed the painting.
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.