Haroun Hayward

Too Nice, Play It Twice (Study)

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Year 2021
Medium Watercolour, oil pastel, and graphite on paper
Dimensions 30 x 21.7 cm
Nominated by Amrita Jhaveri
Top pick Shezad Dawood, artist

About the work

The piece is a study for a painting on wood: the result of research into rhythm and pattern.

About the artist:

Born London 1983, Haroun Hayward lives and works in London. He graduated from Nagoya University of Arts; BA (Hons) Fine Art Painting, Brighton University; and MA Fine Art Practice, Goldsmiths University.

Hayward draws inspiration from the iconography of 90’s acid house, in juxtaposition with the classical world, to explore the relationship between ancient and contemporary forms of ritualistic ecstasy. Recent work has begun to include his research into rhythm and pattern in textiles, and the relation to rhythm and pattern in Electronic music.

Selected exhibitions include Too NicePlay it Twice, indigo+madder Gallery, London (2021); Dance Mania, Wellington Club, London (2020); All the Days and Nights, Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, London (2020); While Supplies Last, Mount Analogue, Seattle (2019); A High Hang, Rain Forest Action Charity Auction (2019); The Bigger Picture, Mile End Pavillion, London (2017); Xmas Group Show, Stolenspace Gallery, London (2007); Summer Group Show, Stolenspace Gallery, London (2007); and Public Commission, Public Park adjacent to National College of Art, Lahore (2007).

Awards, grants and residencies include the Celeste Painting Prize (2007); Burt Brill & Cardens Award for Outstanding Excellence, Brighton University (2006); Resident Artist, Traditional Miniature Painting Department, National College of Art, Lahore, Pakistan (2007); and Nagoya Scholarship Award, Nagoya University (2005).

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