Tangled up in Blue.

George Maxwell

Year:

2015

Media:

ocean plastics sourced on the Cornish Shorelines (single fishing lines)

Size (cm):

63 x 63 x 6

London 2019
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What goes around, comes around

George Maxwell

Year:

2009

Media:

cigarette filters sourced on the beaches of Falmouth. Cornwall. UK

Size (cm):

57 x 66 x 7

London 2019

With a new colour as it grasps

George Maxwell

Year:

2018

Media:

black flipflop sourced on the Cornish shorelines

Size (cm):

45 x 22 x 4

London 2019

Biography

I was born and raised in north and south of England. I spent over ten years living in London where I studied at Central St. Martin's School of Art. I currently live in Falmouth, Cornwall. When I moved down twenty years ago, I started collecting ocean plastics on the walks with my dog, this became an obsession as I brought huge rucksacks full back to my studio each day. After researching the effects to marine life, wildlife and the human race it has become a life long subject matter. I have shown my artwork on BBC2 and exhibited in the Darwin 200: Voyages of Discovery after my MA Show at Falmouth University in 2008 and exhibited widely.

Project

My art practice responds to the plight of cetaceans and other marine life in their struggle for survival in a desensitized, plastic addicted world.

For the last 20 years I have been collecting found ocean plastics from the shorelines of Cornwall, California, S. France and recently the Arctic (Svalbard). I would like to show framed works although I work as a performance artist, create installations and art-activist events.

I have been compared to Damien Hirst, up to a point. AlthoughI don't feel I was influenced by anyone in particular, I admire Joseph Beuys work. I also see a shade of Andy Warhol in some of my Coca-Cola artworks

I want to lure my audience towards my aesthetically pleasing work in order to bring them closer to the title which with thought can create discourse.