Bass heavy

June 18th, 2012 by sawtay · No Comments · Adrian Hayles, Behind the Front

This is a portrait of a friend’s significant other.  He’s the bass player from Pocket Dwellers. Good band!

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Bamboo Forest

June 18th, 2012 by sawtay · No Comments · Adrian Hayles, Behind the Front

The word is spreading about Adrian Hayles’ creative contributions to Toronto’s inner city communities, and the locals are excited to get a personal piece of art for there living space. Adrian has painted this mural for a Kensington resident who commissioned him to create a piece that will extent his interior living space out to his exterior living space. Mission accomplished.

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Thymeless Longboard Series – Adrian Hayles x Longboard Living

March 14th, 2012 by sawtay · No Comments · Adrian Hayles, Behind the Front, Events


 

In collaboration with Adrian ‘Sawtay’ Hayles, we have developed the Ball Point Series. Originally designed on raw wood longboards with ball point pen, Adrian used the architecture of Toronto’s landmark buildings as letters in the word “Toronto”. This became part of a limited edition run of 100 “Toronto” Thymeless decks by Longboard Living. The Series moved to another city very close to both of us, New York. The New York / Toronto Longboard communities are very culturally rich and dependent on the amazing environments and people that surround us. The “New York” signature design will be available in a limited edition run of 50 1″ drop, symmetrical free ride / downhill / commute deck on February 24th during Longboard Living x Adrian Hayles: NYC EDITION @ Uncle Funky’s

Available at:

Proper Reserve
498 Queen Street West, Toronto
between Spadina and Bathurst at Portland on the north side.
647.341.8000
www.properreserve.com 

Longboard Living
202 Augusta, Toronto, ON.
416.901.7787
www.longboardliving.ca

Uncle Funky
128 Charles Street, New York, NY 10014
1 646.895.9943
www.unclefunkysboards.com

Glossy Collective
289 College Street, Toronto, ON.
416.574.8464
www.glossycollective.com

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Miles Ahead

June 27th, 2011 by sawtay · No Comments · Adrian Hayles, Behind the Front

A year in the making this stands as the largest piece I have created. Located in the heart of the Market at Four Life Natural Foods, this piece is a reflection of Kensington’s vibrant community. It is designed to instill a sense of self worth and is a celebration of life.

Four Life Natural Foods
257 Augusta Ave. at the corner of Nassau

http://swaymag.ca/2011/06/adrian-hayles-art-at-street-level/

Documentary video coming soon.

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Jimmi!

June 12th, 2010 by sawtay · No Comments · Adrian Hayles, Behind the Front

New Jimmi Hendrix canned mural in Kensignton.

This was an awesome experience and a lot was learned while producing the painting mainly, how to layer colours effectively. This stands as my fines canned mural to date.

A.

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Music Lover

April 28th, 2010 by sawtay · No Comments · Adrian Hayles

Music Lover

Media (medium): Acrylic and ink Size: 17"x11" Year: 2007

Created as a promotion piece for LeVack Block pub.

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Listen

April 28th, 2010 by sawtay · No Comments · Adrian Hayles

Listen

Media (medium): Oil on Canvas Size: 72"x 24" Year: 2004

Commissioned by the Slayer family, Listen is one of the first oils ever completed. The textured line work in the negative space creates a rich tapestry when hit by light.

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Nuit Blanche 2009 @ Behind the Front VAS

April 7th, 2010 by invisible · 2 Comments · Adrian Hayles, Behind the Front


As part of the Nuit Blanche night art installation, Adrain Hayles painted this piece over five days. The process was filmed and documented by Alicia Taggio who then put together this beautiful time lapse film.

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