Juxtapoz // Tuesday, August 05, 2008
Mike Maxwell will exhibit his latest collection of work, Human’s Nature, in an upcoming solo show at San Francisco’s Gallery Three. Human’s Nature will open August 21st and remain on display thru September 6th, 2008.
Maxwell has built a loyal following through his signature stone-blue faces, gloomy churches, and beautiful windmills. Self-taught and continuously improving his work, the poetic dreamy scenes examine humanity, conceptuality, genetics and consciousness.
With subtle changes in both theme and process, Maxwell has sharpened his skill providing more depth in his current work. Maxwell’s choice of color is deliberate and with purpose, reflecting a lack of race and ambiguity in the stone-blue faced pieces. The work has a lot to do with his personal re-education, and a desire to learn and understand things prevalent in our society that are often forgotten by the masses. Focusing his work around the human experience, themes of religion, sex, and science captivate our attention in these acrylic beauties.
Questions of science, faith, disassociation, hierarchy, environment, and adaptation are reflected upon in Maxwell's solo show Human’s Nature.
See more blue faces and lonely windmills at mikemaxwellart.com