W A Y N E _ H O E Y
My painting is about the relationship between the natural and artificial world set in obscure locations. Mysterious and reflective, a story line begins in unusual places. I paint for an inner vision; logic and common sense only interfere. The people in the paintings live in a world where gravitational laws are often abandoned and multiple layers of consciousness exist. I capture moments in time when the mind is dislocated, disoriented and unguarded.
The human figures drift among fractured thoughts, nature elements, and architectural motifs in vibrant color. The subjects cross-reference each other and speak about our place in time. The men and women appear to be entirely encased in their own thoughts… momentarily lost in reasoning. Meditative, the paintings invite reflection on the minutiae of daily living. Rather than simplistic pictures, instead these paintings are landscapes for the mind; where the imagination reigns.
I begin from live models, charcoal drawings, and photos. As a painting progresses, a storyline emerges inspired by my imagination and the various subjects at hand. Images, thoughts and environments accumulate. There is an ongoing transformation of form, subject and color.
I was educated in NYC at the School of Visual Arts and in Richmond, VA at Virginia Commonwealth University where I received a B.F.A. in Art. Many years after graduation, I discovered the Art Students League of New York. The League was an oasis for me and helped me reintroduce the figure back into my work. I’m Lifetime Member of the Art Students League of New York.
2010 Selected Artists, Hamilton Street Gallery, Bound Brook, New Jersey.