Tony Hayward creates works display affection for interests expressed in and by popular culture. They include what he regards as collaborative works, in which he has taken paintings of idealised landscapes by anonymous artists and fondly extended them to create lovingly crafted 3-D vistas. His ‘Loving Couples’ porcelain figurines originate from a similar source as he ‘restores’ damaged second-hand artefacts by adding a replacement head to upset and reinvent the sentiments of a piece. In a collection of his most recent 2-D collages he uses a large hole-punch to remove part of a found image, replacing the lost section with one from an unrelated image to create unnerving works rich with surprising poetic tensions.
Hayward studied Sculpture at Saint Martins School of Art and Ceramics at the Royal College of Art. He has exhibited widely in the UK including shows at Victoria Miro Gallery, Flowers East and Whitechapel Art Gallery, as well as in the USA, Netherlands, Belgium and the Czech Republic. His work also features in various public collections including the British Council and Unilever. He travels frequently to India and has formed a collection of recycled artefacts, which have generated a number of publications including Made in India and Indian Rat Traps. He also lectures at the Royal College of Art and Camberwell College of Arts and runs regular creative workshops for children.
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