Mr. Hydde describes himself as a “people watcher” and student of human nature and is fascinated by the dynamics of the subconscious and psychological narratives that arise from all the junk we have to deal with as we navigate complex lives. It’s no wonder then that the artist is a big fan of early Surrealism, Dada, Pop Art and the European art collective COBRA.
Though we came to know Mr. Hydde’s work through the walls he painted for The Bushwick Collective in Brooklyn, he actually hails from Canada. He received a BFA and an MFA from two prestigious Canadian universities before being seduced by the siren calls of Lowbrow and Street Art. At present, the artist lives in the greater Toronto area where he juggles his dark creative existence with an alter ego mostly responsible for helping him hide in plain sight and pay the bills.