Hatch - "JUNIOR MINT BAR" - 8"x10" Acrylic on Canvas
A Tale of Two Pots
Bryan Hatch was born in Durango, CO, and raised in and around the suburbs of KC. At 43 years old, and a real estate appraiser by trade., Hatch got into CAD drawing in high school which led to majoring in Industrial Design at KU, where he focused mainly on 3D animation and modeling. He has always been a doodler and over the course of several years has kind of developed a 'language' which most of my work incorporates. Hatch likes to think of them as old timey Japanese scrolls, where he tries to tell a 'story' with each one and let the viewer's eyes follow along the course of the ropes while they venture through the nooks and crannies and such. The process of stippling can be quite daunting, yet meditative in a way. He has a deep appreciation for art and nature, and enjoys fly fishing when time finds a way. For Hatch, inspiration comes from some of the older surrealists and from some in the more contemporary world of psychedelic art, the weird and the whimsical.
If the shortest distance between two points is a straight line, try explaining a bowl of pasta! With each canvas I try and take the viewer on a chaotic, twisted, and tangled mess of a road, a story that often begins at the end and ends at the beginning. Guess the same could be said about life.