Back by popular demand, Mark Hayward’s Little People are being showcased in a much anticipated solo exhibition being held at the Interchange Gallery, London this May.
173 Whitecross Street
Private view: 17 May 18:00 – 21:00
Open daily: 18 – 24 May 10:00 – 18:00 (closed Sunday)
This exhibition is free and open to all members of the general public.
Mark’s unique characters explore a world which mixes fantasy and reality, reconciling themes of past and present, violence and slapstick which offers a new perspective on strangely familiar scenes.
Mark will be showcasing both new and existing work at Interchange gallery continuing his Little People 2012 group of alternative portraits In London’s Olympic year.
Since graduating from the Royal College of Art, Mark’s memorable characters have taken their growing fanbase on a journey through war zones, fairgrounds and lately through some distinctively British scenes in time for the Olympic and Jubilee year.
Based in East London, Mark exhibits in art fairs and galleries across the UK, US and Asia using a variety of mediums including animation, paint and fine art prints.
Mark Hayward at the Interchange Gallery will showcase some of the themes that recur frequently throughout Mark’s work - Military, Fairground and Childhood. Seemingly disparate, Mark has stated that he feels the themes work together as all coming from a very similar place. They all have strong actions and situations that define the characters very simply whilst the characters themselves get to be quite innocent and relaxed.
Serious subject matter is approached not with a light-hearted or flippant attitude but with an aim to finding some sense of humour or some personality that we can all relate to.