Pi Artworks is pleased to announce Maude Maris's solo exhibition 'Vertebrate' as part of re-launch of the London Collective on Vortic Collect.


Vertebrate celebrates the artist's instantly recognisable technique, which will see the artist spilling into her characteristic pastelesque brushstrokes, but further exploring, far more vigorously, the particular tensions and relationships of form and colour, leaving them raw and non-binary. We will see the artist tirelessly abstract from archival images, unique compositions of her own, this exhibition also brings about a metamorphose in the artist's trademark visual language, with residual contours and resolution of each assemblage bringing forth inanimate documentaries which realise new textures and forms wielded onto canvas.

Maude Maris's creation begins with 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; ; Carnaire, Les Ateliers Vortex ,(solo) Dijon, France (2020); Equinoxes, (solo) Camille Fournet, Paris (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 Téthys, (solo) Centre d'Art 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).


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