ROBERT HITE is an artist whose movement out of the South and through the world suggests the essence of
“yesterday won’t be over until tomorrow and
tomorrow began ten thousand years ago”
-William Faulkner, Intruder in the Dust.
Born in 1956 in rural Virginia, Hite is inspired both by a rich southern narrative tradition and a closeness to nature. Hite has photographed and made a study of rural houses and shacks in Central and South America, Asia, Europe, the Caribbean, and the southern United States.
His paintings, sculptures, and photographs come filtered through a lens on the natural world, layered with gestures of human and ecological struggle, and with a sensitivity to what is beautiful, poetic, and harsh within this interaction.
In 1997, Hite and his family moved to an old Methodist church and parsonage in the small village of Esopus, New York. The clapboard church, built in 1846, calls to mind the imagery found in his artwork.
To see available paintings and sculptures contact the artist or representing galleries. Limited edition prints are available from galleries or from the studio.
Each image is available in two sizes 18″ x 27″ edition of (20) or 12″ x 18″ edition of (25).
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