Caged in Flesh
Psychic, physical and social ills can inhibit and corrupt transcendental experience. Caged in Flesh presents paintings concerned with this predicament. Through humour– self-deprecating and satirical – these works question the human ability to function authentically in an absurd, often obscene world. Hayley uses a psychedelic pallet which is lurid yet strangely harmonious. This replicates the commonplace contemporary vista and the interplay between natural and artificial light source and effects. Each painting is complex yet accessible on many levels – as a series they create a heady mix of hope, humour and despair.
All images by Aaron Rees