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Apres Midi, Oil on Canvas 11.5″x18″

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Apres Sargent, Oil on Canvas, 14 x 17

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Back View, Oil on Canvas, 18 x 22

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Black Leather, Oil on Canvas, 18 x 25

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Blackjack, Oil on Canvas, 18″x24″

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Blue Cafe, Oil on Canvas, 24″x20″

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Bringing Wrong Closer to Right, Oil on Canvas, 24 x 36

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Girl Sitting, Oil on Canvas, 9 x 12

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Green Chair, Oil on Canvas, 18 x 24

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Her Generation, Oil on Canvas, 36 x 36

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Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, Oil on Canvas, 13 x 13

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Looking Right, Oil on Canvas, 26 x 38

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Marissa, Oil on Canvas, 16 x 16

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Moving Again, Oil on Board, 20 x 40

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Nude Surrounded by Yellow and Blue, 36 x 36

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Photo Strangers, Oil on Canvas, 18 x 24

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Poem

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Reading The Paper, Oil on Canvas, 9 x 12

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Red Sneaker, Oil on Canvas, 10 x 13

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Summer Hat, Oil on Canvas, 12 x 24

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Tending Bar, Oil on Canvas, 18″x18″

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Torso, Oil on Canvas, 24 x 18

Paintings

 

The subject matter of Barbara Hyman’s work is mostly figurative. She paints within the context of abstract design relationships. The innate logic of structure and form are what the artist looks for. Hyman’s interest is in creating a painting, not a traditional portrait, as seen in the painting Marissa (click here). The challenge of expressing human qualities that are universally recognizable is what inspires the painter.

 

Revealing the process is an important element of the work. To see the pentimenti, the shadow of a movement changed, or an area left uncompleted to engage the viewers’ eye and imagination ‘to finish the area’ brings an interesting element to the work.

 

People are an endlessly fascinating subject for Hyman’s language of paint and drawing. To create an image by combining what is perfect in nature with ones’ particular idiosyncrasies, both seen and imagined is to find and reveal that space between art and life.