STEREOTYPEWRITER, the new solo show by Hayden Kays, is a showcase of the same celebrated typewriter pieces that recently garnered the attention of the worlds media when pop royalty Harry Styles purchased a number of them for his own collection.
As a painter, sculptor and printmaker, Hayden Kays delivers challenging messages that range from the hard-hitting to the absurd. Using a breadth of everyday references, Kays' work both relates to and subverts the canon of the Pop Artists of 1950s Britain and America and the Young British Artist movement. He responds to the world of mass capitalist culture by styling himself as the joker; from here he is neither entirely impartial nor wholly culpable.
Creating the typewriter pieces, Kays borrows imagery from mass culture and applies acerbic word play to his findings, punching out the punchlines on his treasured collection of typewriters.
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