With the exception of his studies at Alfred University artist Dennis Hayes IV, has dwelled in the aftermath of industrialized blue collar cities (Buffalo, New York and Detroit, Michigan). Hayes pulls a great amount of inspiration from these rust belt metropolises along with scientific and technical approaches of the naturalist arts movement, influences of niche counter cultures and his background in industrial design and has integrated it into a signature style of harvesting found materials to create subtle, but politically, environmentally, and culturally charged multi layered "portraits" of living organisms. The use of symbolism through geometry and composition add a highly graphic and textured environment in which his characters reside within the image. His work has been gaining demand and has lead to exhibitions in such cities as Los Angeles, Denver, Portland, Toronto, Montreal and Hamburg.
Piet Mondrian, Charles Harper, James John Audubon, Walton Ford, Ernst aeckel, Blaine Fontana, Jeff Soto, Tiffany Bozic, Josh Keyes, Robert Hardgrave, Barry Mcgee, and plenty more.
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