Artworks, Stations

Hyde Park Oasis

Carlson Hatton, Hyde Park Oasis

Project Description

Carlson Hatton’s densely layered, rhythmic Hyde Park Station murals capture the soundtrack of its surrounding areas. The ten porcelain enamel steel art panels are infused with intricate patterns, vibrant color and cultural figures that pay tribute to the area’s rich musical legacy. A nod to low-rider car culture is also found among the wide skylines—populated with majestic palm trees, plantings from neighborhood gardens and notable buildings—of the South Los Angeles horizon.

Artist Statement

“South Los Angeles has provided a soundtrack for the city for generations, and, like the solitary drummer in the woods, this soundtrack echoes outward influencing and inspiring.”


About the Artist

Image of Artist Carlson Hatton

Portrait of Carlson Hatton

CARLSON HATTON (b.1974) is a Los Angeles-based painter and arts educator who incorporates acrylic and silkscreen with a collage aesthetic in densely layered paintings  that slip in and out of abstraction to explore the multifaceted complexity of daily life. He earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, and completed a postgraduate program at De Ateliers and laureate program at the Jan van Eyck Academie, both in the Netherlands. His mixed-media works on paper have been exhibited throughout the Los Angeles region, New York and abroad. Hatton participated in an artist residency at Da Wang Culture Highland in Shenzhen, China.

Location: Future Hyde Park Station