Brisbane artist David Hayes presents his fourth solo exhibition at Mitchell Fine Art from 14 May 2024.

In his new exhibition Hayes explores the resilience of the human spirit in response to trauma with the paintings drawing heavily on objects as metaphors.


‘The story is mine, but always I seek to find common ground with the viewer’ says Hayes.

Artworks with a glossy veneer and bright palette provide the viewer with an initial sense of familiarity and fun, whilst shielding the deeper narrative of the subject matter.

‘I’ve become interested and inspired by the events of the Russian invasion of Ukraine and was particularly interested in the response to the trauma and the resilience of the human spirit displayed by the nation and by individuals’.

Hayes artwork is rooted in popular culture stylistically but explores the changing global scene. Through his paintings he examines the relationship between the global and the personal – strength and vulnerability, and how they are linked.

His artistic influences include the traditional figures of pop art, yet he continues to evolve his style with influences of current artists.

The exhibition is showing from 14 May to 1 June 2024 at Mitchell Fine Art in Arthur St, Fortitude Valley Brisbane.

An exhibition opening will be held on Saturday 18 May from 2 - 4pm with David Hayes in attendance.

All events are free.

Mitchell Fine Art is open 6 days a week; Monday to Friday 10am - 5.30pm and Saturday 10am - 5pm, with parking available onsite.

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To enquire on any artwork phone 07 3254 2297 or email admin@mitchellfineartgallery.com

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