Figurative Works


Shane Hyde

Personal Figurative Paintings


Nature in Peril


Our wildlife, the environment, animals are dying, civilisation is precarious, there is a  hopelessness. It's our climate destiny. Destruction. Destroying its own lifelines. Capitalism the giver and taker.





The Sacrifice, 2018, Oil on Canvas

Social Injustice


The injustice, the poverty, the terrible inequality, our welfare claimants trampled on, social exclusion and mental illness, the refugee struggling for survival, the criminal locked away, illegal activity of the white collar worker. All the walls and labels and injustice.


Interiors


Domestic scenes, captives, suicides, screens, embraces, private lives, loneliness, violence, co-dependent love, family. Pared-down to essentials, universal, human relationships, faces, hands.



The Outcast


The artist's relationship to our time, reality in conflict with creativity, the difficulty of finding kinship, unhappiness with the world, failure at finding success or independence, frustrated hopes, getting worn down, dreams dying, inability to find recognition.


Exile in my own society.



Cultural Decline


The loss of diversity in our cultural life. The wasteland lies here. In search of a dying film medium, the decline of cinema, portraits of forgotten filmmakers.



Shane Hyde is a British Figurative and Landscape Artist. Born in Dudley. His work is a personal and authentic expression of environmental and social concerns. They are dark, intense and vivid pieces of contemporary resonance.


First Contact : shanehyde@hotmail.co.uk