Artist: Martin D Hyde
Materials: Acrylic on deep sided canvas.
Dimensions: 100 x 76 x 3.5 cm
This painting is signed by the artist on the front.
Leisure is an abstract painting that explores identity and our relationship with the enviroment. The work is highly detailed, with varied surfaces and beautiful metallic paint elements. Leisure is from The Human series - a collection of figurative abstract paintings. The series explores the connection to landscape, identity and relationships. I saw the figurative elements in the paintings as a kind of human landform - a landscape within a landscape. The local landscape was essential to my recovery and I feel very connected to it. When thinking about my identity I considered the effect of the landscape on my recovery, and what my identity really was.