The Last Days of Summer | Peter Hyatt

Peter Hyatt combines sublime photographic imagery and digital art to create a richly invented tableaux. Familiar yet dreamlike, his work captures the collision of people, places and nature, frequently as disparate forces.

Art Exhibition previously on at fortyfivedownstairs in Victoria, Australia.
From Tuesday 02 July 2019 to Saturday 27 July 2019

The Last Days of Summer | Peter Hyatt image

Published by Fortyfivedownstairs on Thursday 20 June 2019.
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Peter Hyatt’s latest series, The Last Days of Summer combines sublime photographic imagery and digital art to create a richly invented tableaux. Familiar yet dreamlike, his work captures the collision of people, places and nature, frequently as disparate forces. Light and shadow are critical in the texture of antiquity and nature challenged by indifference, commercialism and tourism. Hyatt’s limited-edition prints offer a poetic insight into ways of seeing and experience.

An overriding ambition throughout my commercial career as a photographer, writer and documentary maker has been to bring out the art in even the most mundane or unlikely situation. Reading a room, city or wider landscape, involves an observer’s prism to bring into focus selective elements and nuances that can create a compelling narrative. Personality, behaviour, ironies of circumstance and chance encounters all contribute to inform these artistic endeavours – most notably my most recent digital art work.

In the process of writing and photographing eight books on architecture and design I have never omitted the importance of people as players and protagonists. This is just one of the reasons why The Last Days of Summer is so important to me – It’s a holistic endeavour of photography, digital art, supporting text and soundscape to create an immersive, absorbing experience for visitors.

Journalism, architectural photography, documentaries all contribute to a watchful eye developed over more than four working decades. These experiences all cross-reference each other in the process of making art.

– Peter Hyatt

Location

45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000