Bennett College Wilbur Steele Hall Art Gallery presents Hoyte Phifer, Jr., visual artist and poet.
“Release of the Untamed Mind-Mental Conversations”
November 6 – December 21, 2018
Opening Reception and Artist Talk
Sunday, November 11, 2018
For more information or Gallery appointment, please call 336-517-2168.
About Hoyte Phifer, Jr.
“My abstracts are of a natural rhythm and enjoyment of color permutation. They speak to the soul of my imagination. Messages from my heart are scribed and quietly submersed in my work.”
Hoyte is an emerging self taught abstract artist. He has expressed himself through painting and his written poetry for over 15 years. He considers himself a fearless artist willing to take creative risks and push conceptual boundaries.
Art has been an essential part of Hoyte’s spiritual expression, bringing to mind some of his deepest human passions and emotions. He believes the creative spirit is not found within him, but is channeled through him from a higher power (God) .
Most of Hoyte’s work is expressionism (early twentieth century): Expressionist artworks involved highly intense color and non-naturalistic (nonliving or natural) brushwork, often based on his inner feelings.
Hoyte’s medium is acrylic, which he likes because it allows him to move fast and it dries quicker for more layer and depth. Also…. he expresses he can paint on almost any surface.
For over 20 years at the High Point Furniture market he watched and studied colors and color combinations as being exhibited from showroom to showroom. He saw these combinations and designs come and go. The love of abstract paintings is a derivative of his experience in the furniture industry.
Hoyte has exhibited in The African American Atelier at Cultural Art Center, and the Delta Arts Gallery in Winston Salem.
Hoyte resides in Greensboro with his wife, Olga. He has two children and 3 grandchildren.