London-born Keith Haynes is a contemporary artist whose work is driven by a passion for music and design. Nostalgic and playful, Keith’s work 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.
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. Retrospective and yet also forward-looking, Keith has found a delicate way of holding onto our tactile past, refusing the onslaught of digitalisation.
Whether it’s a graphically iconic portrait, a map or song lyric, each piece is created from a material that enhances the subject matter.
On leaving Harrow Art School with a BA (hons) Keith worked as a designer and director at the BBC, where his work featured in some of the most influential music and arts programmes of the past 20 years and his video work was included in an exhibition of experimental and avant-garde television design held at the ICA.
His work has been exhibited extensively in the UK and overseas and can be found in private collections in Europe, America, Hong Kong and Singapore.