Maude Maris begins production by making casts of small found objects, ranging from dolls and statuettes to branches and fossils. These reproductions are then grouped into families. She arranges these families to create a mise en scène, which she then photographs. She then paints this image, increasing its scale over 10 times, while also manipulating the object's surfaces, shadows, colours and depth so that the outcome is almost unrecognisable from the original model.
Maude Maris, b.1980, Paris, lives and works in Paris, France 

Major exhibitions include: Everywhere was nowhere, and nowhere everywhere, cur. Mustafa Hulusi, Pi Artworks, London, UK (2022); Hiéromancie (solo), Praz-Delavallade, Paris, France (2021); Blue Milk (solo), Pi Artworks, Istanbul, Turkey (2021); Vertebrate (solo), Pi Artworks London with London Collective on Vortic Collect, London, UK (2021); Passages, Galerie Jean Brolly, Paris, France (2021); Dancing in the Chains, Hydra, Greece (2021); Carnaire(solo), Les Ateliers Vortex, Dijon, France (2020); La Vie Silencieuse, CAPA, Aubervilliers, France (2020); Carnaire, Les Ateliers Vortex (solo) Dijon, France (2020); Equinoxes (solo), Camille Fournet, Paris, France (2019); Some of Us, an overview of the  French Art Scene, Kunstwerk Carlshutte, Budelsdorf, Germany (2019); Paris Peinture Plus, MR14 Gallery, Paris, France (2019); Who Wants to Look at Somebody’s Face? (solo), Pi Artworks, London, UK (2018); Recast (solo), Espace à Vendre, Nice, France (2018); Souvenirs de Tethys (solo), Centre d’Art La Chapelle Jeanne d’Arc, Thouars, France (2018); Anatolian Studies (solo), Embac Chateauroux, France (2017); O! Watt up, de Watteau et du Theatre, Maison d'Art Bernard Anthonioz, Nogent-sur-Marne, France (2017); A claire-voix (solo), Ville de Thonon-les-Bains, France (2016); Votive (solo), Saint-Ange Residency, VOG, Fontaine, France (2016); Antique Romance, Pi Artworks London, UK (2016); Nemeton (solo), Musée des Beaux-arts, Rennes, France (2015); Along the Cornices, by Christian Aubert, Collector, Paris, France (2014); Dreaming of Vertigo, Raising the Doubt, Artothèque, Conseil Régional, Caen, France (2012). Major collections holding her work include Artothèque de Caen, France; Collection Fondation Colas Boulogne, France; FRAC Auvergne, France; FRAC Basse-Normandie, France; FRAC Haute-Normandie, France; Musee des beaux-arts, France and Collection Emerige, Paris, France.


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