AFAS Member Dennis Hoyt Incorporates Speed And Motion Into Massive F1 Sculptures For 2016 Pebble Beach Concours
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. – Aug. 17, 2016 – Automotive Fine Arts Society (AFAS) member Dennis Hoyt will display two of his latest automotive sculptures that celebrate iconic Formula One victories at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance® on Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., in Pebble Beach, California. Hoyt, a master painter and sculptor, is known for his ability to combine multiple artistic forms and mediums to create automotive masterpieces. Sponsored by The Lincoln Motor Company, the 2016 AFAS exhibit at the 18th fairway of Pebble Beach Golf Links in beautiful Pebble Beach, California, will showcase the latest creations from the world’s finest automotive artists.
“I wanted to evoke the spirit and passion of Formula 1 in an abstract manner with this new sculpture,” said Hoyt. “This piece represents the beautiful balance between motion, speed, chaos and virility. I want my audience to feel as if they were there experiencing this exciting moment first hand.”
One of Hoyt’s masterpieces on display, is a 69” x 28”x 6” wood sculpture titled “RB 13” which celebrates Sebastian Vettel’s 2013 championship win. Using bold colors and distinct lines, Hoyt’s sculpture incorporates thrilling angles to draw the viewer’s attention to his stunning piece. This sculpture represents a new frontier for his work that focuses on making art the focal point of his sculptures as opposed to an automobile.
Hoyt’s second sculpture titled “LH-3” is an exquisite wood sculpture covered in metal measuring 56”x16”x10”. This piece pays tribute to Lewis Hamilton’s third championship win and like his other work, incorporates bold lines and vivid imagery to captivate his audience. This piece in particular is exceptionally striking, not only because of the techniques used, but also because of the brilliant colors.
“This sculpture is meant to leave my audience with a sense of exhilaration,” said Hoyt. “I wanted to create something that would be equally at home in a private art collection or national gallery.”
Hoyt is an artist in the true renaissance mold. A member of AFAS since 1988, he is an award-winning painter and sculptor. He was the first artist to be unanimously elected to the Automotive Fine Arts Society and was the inspiration and first recipient of the Raymond E. Holland Award for Vision and Creativity.
His work can be found in museums and private collections around the world, in countries such as the U.S., Germany and Japan. Hoyt is a regular attendee of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance and was the curator of the “Galleria d’Arte Ferrari” at the Cavallino Classic alongside his wife Susan for 17 years.
About the Automotive Fine Arts Society
AFAS was established in 1983 by a group of artists who are acknowledged as among the best in their field. Members work in many diverse mediums including oil, watercolors, acrylics, wood, gouache, pen & ink, clay and metal. AFAS and its members participate in select shows across the country including the Pebble Beach Concours d´Elegance. Information about AFAS is available at www.autoartgallery.com or by contacting Tyler Weiland at 214.520.3430 X 302 or TWeiland@tprm.com