Keith Haynes is a contemporary, UK artist whose work is driven by a passion for music and design. Keith’s has carved a distinctive niche in Pop Art culture, blending subject and object through his use of the ‘clutter’ of popular culture - button badges, album covers, and vinyl records.Whether it’s a graphically iconic portrait, a map or song lyric, each piece is created from a material that enhances the subject matter.
With his love of graphic design, Keith creates work of striking visual acuity, playing with texture, colour and composition to generate an eye-catching aesthetic. Keith has found a way of holding onto our tactile past and bringing it centre stage.
In his “Hitsville” map series of works, Keith selects each vinyl record based on the song’s title and the beauty and originality of the record label. Map the geographical relevance of each record’s positioning, allowing the final piece to become not just a graphic representation but also an evocation of place through sound and music.
His work has been exhibited extensively in the UK and overseas and can be found in private collections in Europe, America, Canada, Asia and Australia.