My work is concerned with recreating structure on material that is fractured and cobbled together. All of the materials I use have had a previous function and a specific reason for being made. The floorboards and metal roofing I use have served a banal and utilitarian purpose, yet years of use lend to the texture and tells a story. When it comes time to interact with the objects, I use their lived-past as a foundation for the dialog between material and paint. By utilizing crisp and reductive forms, my paintings rest on the edge of what is recognizable: implied clarity without fully discernible reality. The formal juxtaposition between paint and material is evident, but the shared ambiguity of record is less distinct. This mutual relationship allows the material to breathe and become an integral element in the process.

I currently work as an Occupational Therapy in Portland, Maine.

Please feel free to contact me at grant.r.haynes@gmail.com and thanks for visiting!