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Maxwell Kirwin

Maxwell Kirwin: Feel, Think Lines, 2014, Elastic cord

Maxwell Kirwin: Feel, Think Lines, 2014, Elastic cord

Maxwell Kirwin: Can’t believe how strange it is to be anything at all, 2014, Electric motors & elastic cord

Maxwell Kirwin: Can’t believe how strange it is to be anything at all, 2014, Electric motors & elastic cord

Maxwell Kirwin: Feel, Think Lines, 2014, Elastic cord
Maxwell Kirwin: Can’t believe how strange it is to be anything at all, 2014, Electric motors & elastic cord

Maxwell Kirwin: Feel, Think Lines, 2014, Elastic cord

Maxwell Kirwin

Bucks New University, BA (Hons) Fine Art

 

Maxwell Kirwin is interested in using space and scale to produce a physical experience, using collaboration between line and plane to create illusionary space. By using minimal forms and lines drawn in space, Kirwin aims to enable the viewer to enter into a heightened sense of spatial awareness, as an enquiry into how spaces can change and impact a state of mind. He uses simple materials such as elastic cord to create tight, specific lines in space which contrast with their context. These lines focus the viewer’s attention, and are free to be explored in a three-dimensional space. 

 

Kirwin’s intent is to produce a relationship between the work, its context and the viewer. For Kirwin, the viewer is active in completing the work by perceiving the lines and illusionary forms, and his work aims to open a conversation between the viewer’s perception and perspective. 

 

Using a site-specific approach, Kirwin starts with an open space which he then deconstructs to produce his own design. Kirwin is drawn to immediate and simple processes, and endeavours to allow a stream of consciousness around what the work means or represents to stimulate the work.

 

www.maxwellkirwin.com

 

 

Platform

Platform

5 - 28 September 2014

 

A group exhibition of exceptional work by graduating students from around the region, selected by MK Gallery from University of Bedfordshire, Bucks New University and University of Northampton.

 

One Platform exhibitor will be nominated by MK Gallery for the South East regional Platform Graduate Award, for a chance of winning £2,500 and a twelve month mentoring scheme. 

 

 

Platform Exhibitors:


Sophie Fowkes

Holger Kilumets

Suzannah Holford

Jacob Austin

Maxwell Kirwin

James Haggas

The following free* talks will take place from 6-8pm as part of our Student Season:

 

Students Talking

Wednesday 3 September

Presentations by former MK Gallery Showcase and Platform exhibitors.

 

Tutors Talking

Wednesday 17 September

An evening of pecha-kucha style artist-talks from tutors at a selection of regional universities. 

 

*Places limited.

Pre-booking essential.