Statement

 
 

            Chad Hayward is an interdisciplinary artist that works within several mediums such as sculpture, drawing, painting, ceramics, fibers, and printmaking. In his practice he uses a variety of techniques and materials to create works that focus on formal elements of line, form, gesture, repetition and color. Hayward pulls inspiration from several different sources such as, memories, landscapes, relationships, experiences, feelings, presence, and art history to inform color choices, mark making, and form. Discipline, process, and the act of making is the central component to Hayward’s practice. The feeling of openness and space that he experienced growing up in Colorado dramatically effected him and results as an ongoing interest around the idea of space in the work. The accumulation of gesture, form, line and color act as a record of the unconscious state as the final result becomes a space, landscape, or record of that unconsciousness. He uses mark making or form as a vehicle used to deploy an exploration in material phenomenon. In his current body of work Hayward aims to question and play within the formal qualities of work that straddles the line between two-dimensional and three-dimensional.