Claremont by Mirvac_ Featuring -Matt Hayes
Curated by Mirvac, Open House Perth and project857
images courtesy of Matt Hayes
Extract from Publication “Artists of Perth” 2018 (Author Gabi Mills)
If Hayes had lived during the 15th century, he’d be known as a Renaissance Man.
He has a postgraduate degree in Financial Services, is an accredited stock broker, is founding CEO of an online ASX capital raising platform (Raisebook – now listing on the Australian Stock Exchange), served on an NFP board promoting indigenous culture and owns a wine bar and wine store. He also happens to have a degree in visual arts majoring in painting and minoring in print making…
Frank and Gerhard Richter as inspirations, masters of large-scale abstraction.
“The paintings are highly masculine and the process of making them requires great strength and effort to manipulate large canvasses and heavy quantities of paint, combined with deft movement while working with moving paint.”
The resulting physical effort resembles, says Hayes, a dance, which in itself is a liberating experience.
“Drawing and painting has been a continual pursuit for most of my life,” he says.
“I find joy and stillness in the discovery of new forms and colour.””
website - www.matthayesart.com/
Insta - @matthayesart
Saturday 10th November: 10am - 3pm
Sunday 11th November: 10am - 3pm
Corner Graylands Road and Shenton Road, Claremont, 6010