• Artemisia
  • Pandora
  • Lucretia
  • Eve
  • Lisbeth
  • Badh
  • Virginia
  • Medb

In this body of work, Out of Context/No Context, the goal it to experiment with form and style in order to play with both traditional modes and notions of portrait painting especially as they relate to women. Hoysted is drawn to the restful starkness and simplicity offered by minimalism but find more self-truths and identity in expressionism. The work aims to marry these two styles by severely limiting the palette, confining mark making to suggesting essential form and using a high key and garish palette to suggest mood and contemplation.

The works are intended to represent modern young women that are beautiful, sexy and strong, with minds of their own. They are depicted out of context, or rather in no context at all so that they exude mental strength. However, they are created in the context of the traditional female painting as subject as object of sex and the receiver of the gaze. In these paintings, the women direct and hold the gaze and mentally challenge the viewer to decide what they are really about.