Keith Haynes (b.London 1963) presents bright and dynamic artworks created using a precious collection of vinyl records which have been re-worked and re-shaped into colourful, bold and familiar snapshots of pop culture, the result is a playful and nostalgic exploration of music and pop culture from his past to the present day.
Keith’s work is noteworthy for his interesting choice of materials, creating works from the ‘clutter’ of pop culture - button badges, CDs or, more uniquely, vinyl records. Whether it’s a graphically iconic portrait or a meaningful song lyric each piece is created from original vinyl records chosen to enhance the subject matter; Haynes considers the subject and the object to be of equal importance within his practice.
"My introduction to art was through the graphic design of people like Jamie Reid and Ray Lowry which I collected on record sleeves, t-shirts and badges. These were the people who inspired me to go to art school".
On leaving Harrow College with a BA(hons) in graphic information design Keith worked as a designer and director at the BBC where his work featured in some of the most influential music and arts programmes of the past 20 years. In 1993 a selection of his video work was included in an exhibition of experimental and avant-garde television design held at the ICA. His current work has been exhibited extensively in the UK and abroad and can be found in private collections in Europe, America, Hong Kong and Singapore.
Haynes has recently produced maps of both the UK and the USA. These incredible maps are composed using cut, original vinyl records, each record title relating to the state or city on which it is placed on the map.
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