L4 First Spring, 2012
Mixed Medium, 122 x 91 cm
About the artwork
American artist Frank Hyder seeks to explore depictions of nature and the dynamics of light, through the beautiful koi he paints. In this mixed medium piece, numerous koi are shown swimming towards an unknown destination beyond the canvas. Hyder uses a variety of unusual materials to create the work, combining oil paint, acrylic resin and metal leaf, which gives the image a metaphysical quality in which forms seem to appear and dissolve. The dream-like nature of his works create an awe-inspiring experience that seeks to engage the viewer in a unique sensory and visual dialogue. Hyder’s works have been exhibited around the world, and he has had over 80 solo shows throughout North, South and Central America.
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.