Cameron Hayes

Cameron Hayes

Hellen Keller, Annie Sullivan, Phiz and Mark Twain the Day Helen Keller Realised Everything Had a Word, 2006

Biography


Australian painter Cameron Hayes creates densely populated, dystopian worlds that call to mind the grotesquerie of Hieronymus Bosch’s Garden of Earthly Delights—but Hayes’ scenes address the modern world. Hayes blends stories ripped from present-day headlines and fictional themes, in effect producing paintings filled with charged contemporary subjects: pollution, political corruption and terrorism, economic inequality, and the sexualization of children in the media. One of his most controversial series centered on the Australian Aboriginal community of Tiwi Island, which Hayes painted in his signature, unsettling style, populating landscapes with graffiti and squalor; the show was cancelled amid public outcry, before being hosted elsewhere.

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Exhibitions

Apr 02, 2011 Cameron Hayes Tattles

May 17, 2008 Cameron Hayes Cameron Hayes

Feb 14, 2004 Cameron Hayes Cameron Hayes

Feb 23, 2001 Cameron Hayes Cameron Hayes

Cameron Hayes

Before There were Laws for Corporate Pedophilia, 2003

Cameron Hayes

Before There were Laws for Corporate Pedophilia, 2003

oil and linen

Cameron Hayes

When the Rain Came the Terrorists Didn't Know Which Way Was Up, 1999

oil on linen

Cameron Hayes

Mengele in Argentina, 2002-2003

oil on linen

Cameron Hayes

In the End Pavlov Saw Only Bells and Saliva, 2007

oil on linen

Cameron Hayes

The Russians Knew Perfectly Well That the Happiness of the African Animals Was That They Had Such Low Expectations before the Pets Were Introduced, 2007

oil on linen

Cameron Hayes

The Race to Be the First Celebrity: Jack the Ripper versus the Elephant Man, 2011

oil on linen

Cameron Hayes

Orphanages Make the Best Skyscrapers, 2011

oil on linen

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Cameron Hayes, 2008

installation view

Cameron Hayes, 2008

installation view

Cameron Hayes, 2008

installation view

Tattles, 2011

installation view

Tattles, 2011

installation view

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