Dennis Hoyt steers in a new direction with a solo exhibition in Shanghai
Dennis Hoyt just finished his solo exhibition in Shanghai, the premiere of a new direction in his art. CarArtSpot called Dennis to hear his story;
Dennis your new work is just wonderful. You mentioned some months ago that you had new ideas. So this is it?
Yes indeed. I just got tired of seeing the same old stuff. I wanted to be doing what I really want to do. I am just going for it and I don’t know if people are going to accept it or if people will like it but it's more me.
I think you have exceeded yourself Dennis. You have kept your own style but there is so much evolution. Like the red and white SV-16 piece.
I love the Formula I, and this is my take on the 2016 F1 Ferrari. The piece that is really special to me is called REDD. It’s the very first piece I did.
I’ve always been a fan of cubism. I looked at that car and at some pieces of wood that I have and decided to put some stuff together. I didn't pay attention to the scale or the correct form or anything else. I just wanted something that speaks to me.
I have several cans of miscellaneous pieces of wood which are left over from other projects. I just dumped these cans all over and started picking up pieces and looking at how they would fit together to make it work. I want to kind of touch back to cubism and bring it into this century and be more interactive with the audience.
Your works are not symmetrical like the real cars. You've played with the shape and it makes it so much stronger.
I feel that way too. As an art piece, it makes it so much stronger. It takes me away from my core audience but I want to push into a different clientele.
You did this exposition in China together with some of your previous work, which was an overwhelming success. What can we expect for the rest of this year?
Well there will be two other exhibitions in Malaysia and Shanghai.
We will definitely let you know when we have the dates for these events and if, in the meantime, you want to see more of Dennis's work, check his website and facebook page.