B . 1994 , OXFORDSHIRE , UK .
Maximillian Hembrow's Painting is like music through rhythm, motion and depth through complimentary and contrasting colours brought together to enhance each other, creating a sense of vibrancy and intensity. The vibrant hues in his paintings are ultimately based on nature, the pattern creates an extravagant stain glass window effect that explores the notion of an ever-changing environment shaped by a balance struck between beauty and chaos. The role of the lute in the works is to illustrate sound and harmony. The sound of the lute almost immediately disappears once it has been strummed, this is a metaphor for the painting being plucked from a moment in time. He is a vibrant artist of the anatomy and structure of the figure to expose the treatment of visual reality in today’s society. Portraying classical methods of painting in his work while reinventing traditional styles and techniques of the figure in space. Particular attention is paid to anatomical construction of parts and symmetry in line.
His recent works have been inspired by his interest in Cubism, following his time spent in Paris, looking into abstraction and observation, finding inspiration in the works of Picasso, Braque, Cezanne and Matisse. This latest body of work, appropriating Cubism into the consciousness of the contemporary art world, depicts how the natural human form distorted through media. Some of his new works are comprised of found materials and collage, such as his great-grandmothers music scores which date back to the late 18th century.
Hembrow lays down layers of paint and marks, working intuitively and strategically as a response to music. The works explore tensions between time, marks, colour, and composition.