Location work

Artist, Man Bartlett. Location portrait by Kenneth Hayden ©2015, All Rights Reserved.

Artist, Man Bartlett. Location portrait by Kenneth Hayden ©2015, All Rights Reserved.

Artist, Man Bartlett, New York, NY photographed on location at Zephyr Gallery.

 

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New Paintings, late 2014-early 2015

Crusader, 2014, acrylic on canvas, 84" x 60", original painting by Kenneth E. Hayden, Louisville, KY USA ©2015

Crusader, 2014, acrylic on canvas, 84″ x 60″, original painting by Kenneth E. Hayden, Louisville, KY USA ©2015

All That Glitters, 2014, acrylic on canvas, 84" x 60", original painting by Kenneth E. Hayden, Louisville, KY USA ©2015

All That Glitters, 2014, acrylic on canvas, 84″ x 60″, original painting by Kenneth E. Hayden, Louisville, KY USA ©2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gumdrops for Buddha, 2015, acrylic on canvas, 84" x 48", original painting by Kenneth E. Hayden, Louisville, KY USA ©2015

Gumdrops for Buddha, 2015, acrylic on canvas, 84″ x 48″, original painting by Kenneth E. Hayden, Louisville, KY USA ©2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunrise, 2015, acrylic on canvas, 64" x 46", original painting by Kenneth E. Hayden, Louisville, KY USA ©2015

Sunrise, 2015, acrylic on canvas, 64″ x 46″, original painting by Kenneth E. Hayden, Louisville, KY USA ©2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Some Portraits to Start the New Year

A couple of images from a session I did this past Monday of two sisters. I’ll try to get some more images up soon. But for now……….

Location portrait. ©2015 Kenneth E. Hayden, Louisville, Kentucky USA, All Rights Reserved.

Location portrait. ©2015 Kenneth E. Hayden, Louisville, Kentucky USA, All Rights Reserved.

Location portrait. ©2015 Kenneth E. Hayden, Louisville, Kentucky USA, All Rights Reserved.

Location portrait. ©2015 Kenneth E. Hayden, Louisville, Kentucky USA, All Rights Reserved.

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Lotus paintings, Nov/Dec 2014

The Space Between, 2014, acrylic and graphite on canvas, 50" x 80" overall, diptych, each panel 50" x 40"

The Space Between, 2014,
acrylic and graphite on canvas, 50″ x 80″ overall, diptych, each panel 50″ x 40″

Lotus Study (with Magenta), 2014 acrylic and graphite on canvas, 48" x 36"

Lotus Study #1 (blue/orange), 2014
acrylic and graphite on canvas, 50″ x 40″

Lotus Study (with Magenta), 2014 acrylic and graphite on canvas, 48" x 36"

Lotus Study #2 (blue/orange), 2014
acrylic and graphite on canvas, 48″ x 36″

Lotus Study (with Magenta), 2014 acrylic and graphite on canvas, 48" x 36"

Lotus Study (with magenta), 2014
acrylic and graphite on canvas, 50″ x 40″

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An installation shot and 2 new pieces.

This first painting is from July. https://kenhayden.wordpress.com/2014/08/08/new-paintings/

Installation view, Galerie Hertz, Louisville, KY USA

Installation view, Gallerie Hertz, Louisville, KY

©2014 Kenneth E. Hayden, all rights reserved..

These next two are current. I’ll repost after I shoot some quality images and have more work to add.

Gumdrops for Buddah, 2014, 7' x 4', acrylic on canvas. A quick shot from my studio.

Gumdrops for Buddah, 2014, 7′ x 4′, acrylic on canvas. A quick shot from my studio. ©2014 Kenneth E. Hayden, all rights reserved.

Crusader, 2014, 5' x 7', acrylic on canvas. A quick shot from my studio.

Crusader, 2014, 7′ x 5′, acrylic on canvas. A quick shot from my studio.

©2014 Kenneth E. Hayden, all rights reserved.

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I am watching you.

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Biography

NOTE: This text was auto generated by the website, “500 Words”. It’s not intended to be taken literally. Though there are a few points that I like!

Kenneth Hayden (°1958, United States) makes paintings and photos. By contesting the division between the realm of memory and the realm of experience, Hayden seduces the viewer into a world of ongoing equilibrium and the interval that articulates the stream of daily events. Moments are depicted that only exist to punctuate the human drama in order to clarify our existence and to find poetic meaning in everyday life.

His paintings feature coincidental, accidental and unexpected connections which make it possible to revise art history and, even better, to complement it. Combining unrelated aspects lead to surprising analogies. By emphasising aesthetics, he formalizes the coincidental and emphasizes the conscious process of composition that is behind the seemingly random works. The thought processes, which are supposedly private, highly subjective and unfiltered in their references to dream worlds, are frequently revealed as assemblages.

His collected, altered and own works are being confronted as aesthetically resilient, thematically interrelated material for memory and projection. The possible seems true and the truth exists, but it has many faces, as Hanna Arendt cites from Franz Kafka. By experimenting with aleatoric processes, he absorbs the tradition of remembrance art into daily practice. This personal follow-up and revival of a past tradition is important as an act of meditation.

His works sometimes radiate a cold and latent violence. At times, disconcerting beauty emerges. The inherent visual seductiveness, along with the conciseness of the exhibitions, further complicates the reception of their manifold layers of meaning.

Kenneth Hayden currently lives and works in Louisville.

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New Paintings, July/August 2014

A new painting from July and early August 2014. Initially inspired by my dislike for Monet’s water lilies. I wanted to paint similar subjects in a way Monet would have never done.

 

Water Lilies #3, 2014, 36” x 48"’, acrylic on canvas. The right section represents the lilies reduced to simple lines of color.  I used a variety of opaque acrylic and translucent iridescent paints to give it a shimmering quality. ©2014 Kenneth E. Hayden, Louisville, KY USA All Rights Reserved.

Water Lilies #3, 2014, 36” x 48″’, acrylic on canvas.
The right section represents the lilies reduced to simple lines of color. I used a variety of opaque acrylic and translucent iridescent paints to give it a shimmering quality.
©2014 Kenneth E. Hayden, Louisville, KY USA All Rights Reserved.

 

Water Lilies #4 - Gilding the Lily, 2014, 5’ x 7’, acrylic and gold glitter paint on canvas. This piece is to be included in a show at Gallery Hertz, Louisville, Ky USA which opens on Sunday Aug. 17, 2014 ©2014 Kenneth E. Hayden, Louisville, KY USA All Rights Reserved.

Water Lilies #4 – Gilding the Lily, 2014, 5’ x 7’, acrylic and gold glitter paint on canvas.
This piece is to be included in a show at Gallery Hertz, Louisville, Ky USA which opens on Sunday Aug. 17, 2014
©2014 Kenneth E. Hayden, Louisville, KY USA All Rights Reserved.

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A few new images from July, 2014.

Old Town Alexandria, VA USA DSC_3350 DSC_3351 DSC_3422 (1) DSC_3473

 

 

All images ©2014 Kenneth E. Hayden, All Rights Reserved.

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Tires #1, 2014

Tires #1, 2014

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32″ x 48″, dye sublimation on aluminum, edition of 5
©2014 Kenneth E. Hayden, Louisville, KY

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