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Gregory Hayes

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Untitled (RYUR), 2015 Acrylic on Paper 25.5" X 25.5" Framed © gregory hayes
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Untitled (TRY), 2015 Acrylic on Paper 25.5" X 25.5" Framed © gregory hayes
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1st Amalgamation, 2012 Acrylic on Canvas 48" X 48" © gregory hayes
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1st Amalgamation, DETAIL © gregory hayes
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1st Amalgamation, 2012 Acrylic on Canvas 48" X 48" © gregory hayes
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2nd Amalgamation, 2012 Acrylic on Canvas 48" X 48" © gregory hayes
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2nd Amalgamation, DETAIL © gregory hayes
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3rd Amalgamation, 2012 Acrylic on Canvas 48" X 48" © gregory hayes
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3rd Amalgamation, DETAIL © gregory hayes
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4th Amalgamation, 2012 Acrylic on Canvas 48" X 48" © gregory hayes
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4th Amalgamation, DETAIL © gregory hayes
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5th Amalgamation, 2012 Acrylic on Canvas 48" X 48" © gregory hayes
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5th Amalgamation, DETAIL © gregory hayes
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Amalgamation Series © gregory hayes
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Amalgamation Series Studio Shot, 2012 © gregory hayes
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Amalgamation Series: 1st Circle, 2nd Circle, 3rd Circle, 2012 Acrylic on Paper 6.5" Diameter (12" X 16" Framed) © gregory hayes
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2nd Circle, DETAIL © gregory hayes
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Untitled (YGR), 2011 Acrylic on Canvas 60 X 60 Inches © gregory hayes
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Untitled (YGR), DETAIL © gregory hayes
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Untitled (RYB), 2011 Acrylic on Canvas 60" X 60" © gregory hayes
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Untitled (RYB), DETAIL © gregory hayes
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Untitled (BYVM), 2011 Acrylic on Canvas 60" X 60" © gregory hayes
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Untitled (BYVM) DETAIL, 2011 Acrylic on Canvas 60 X 60 Inches © Courtesy of the artist & The Nancy Margolis Gallery
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Untitled (OB), 2011 Acrylic on Canvas 60" X 60" © gregory hayes
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Untitled (OB), DETAIL © gregory hayes
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Color Array Series Studio Shot, 2011 Acrylic on Canvas © gregory hayes
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Color Array and Amalgamation series Acrylic on Canvas © gregory hayes
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Untitled (RYUR), 2015 Acrylic on Paper 25 3/8 X 25 3/8" © Courtesy of the Artist and Nancy Margolis Gallery
Quick Facts
Birthplace
Buffalo, NY
Birth year
1980
Lives in
New York City
Works in
Brooklyn
Tags
abstract, conceptual
Statement

Though technology and digital media overshadow painting, I consider painting an organic and gestural process that offers infinite possibilities for imagery, statement, and perception. To me, painting – one of the most conventional of disciplines – is ultimately one of the most experimental, exhilarating, and enduring of all media.

In my work I explore how paint can be used through various tools and techniques to reinvent what it means to mix colors and present patterns through everything from mathematically inspired grids on canvas to organically placed works on paper. My objective is to heighten the viewer’s sensitivity to subtle variations and to reveal that pictorial complexity can be achieved through a restricted vocabulary.

In my Color Array series, I use a predetermined pattern based on the Archimedean spiral combined with the unpredictability of the interaction of my process and the materials used to produce systemic images that are fueled by accidental nuances within confined spaces. I lay down drips of paint on pre-drawn ¼ inch grids. This involves applying paint to the surface of the canvas and allowing it to form natural convex circles. The application process causes there to be multiple colors within each individual drip, and the proportions of the colors change gradually as the process continues. Visually, the drips coalesce to reveal a larger pattern. I try to control the amount of paint in each region equally, but ultimately the paint has a life of its own due to its physical properties and to gravity. I welcome these chance interventions.

Each painting in my Color Array series evokes a concern and fascination in itself, its complexities, its visual dynamics, its achievement of manipulation and technique, and the demonstration of artistic capacity. These paintings expand on my previous experimentation with brushless painting and geometric abstraction.