Isle of Wight Loft Studio

“Abstract L’heure bleue”

In combination with his approach to abstract within the confines of his subject’s reality, he draws on the biological ability to perceive patterns. Stemming from the experimentations conducted by Cambridge University, understanding the ability to perceive patterns through a spot grid, Conway-Hyde engages with the concept that vertical and horizontal patterns are more perceptible to the human eye over those that are diagonal in construction. Through this approach he creates increasingly visually dynamic works that utilize the main four lines of movement, resulting in a new pattern that is easily discernable due to the stimulating vertical and horizontal nature his wave paintings create.

“Abstract L’heure bleue”

The works become a journey of visual excitement for the viewer. Conway-Hyde generates colours and thick curved lines creating ripples of colour that are direct representations of reflection, movement, and light. His knowledge of colour theory informs him how to enhance each naturally occurring pigment and maintain a visual balance to each work. Conway-Hyde’s viewers are entranced by the pulsating waves of the meticulously selected colour, evoking the movement of light and sound. Each wave becomes an interpretation of space and time, pulling and pushing at both light and the emotion of the viewer through intentional shifts in energy through the use of warm and cool colours.

He envelopes the viewer with a sense of solace and movement in a transformative celebration of the colour as it appears in nature. Diligent to never overburden or overwhelm the viewer, his works become an interactive experience, evoking catharsis and reflection. Conway-Hyde invites us to embark on his journey of transformation and self-reflection as he reinterprets the world around us, creating a dialogue about the internal and external forces that shape us. We become entangled in the harmonious movements, overcome by unceasing energy as if we are being pulled continuously forward with the lines and colours. A sensation of an ever-present notion of change arises, one that simultaneously exists within the artwork and within our own lives.