Keith Maiden - 'Chaos from the top down'

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Blackwater Gallery

Pendeen House

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Cardiff

CF11 0AW

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A new and emotionally charged exhibition of 15 original paintings and sketches from artist Keith Maiden

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KEITH MAIDEN - ABOUT THE ARTIST

A creator who holds nothing back, Keith Maiden's visceral and often controversial paintings push forward in their motive to draw attention to social, racial, and political injustice.

An entirely self taught artist, Keith worked to support his parents over attending Art College. Taking up the brush again 8 years ago, Maiden is passionate about tackling the issues that are prevalent in today’s society.

With paintings created almost entirely in black and white, Maiden incorporates raw pigments, ink, acrylic, and graphite. His use of colour is significant and considered when utilised in his work, often added as a medium to convey a message within the narrative of the piece.

His work is figurative, often starting as a sketch that evolves into a storyboard that tackles the paintings themes. As the composition comes together Maiden adds layers upon layers of each medium, giving the final painting a depth that reveals both prevalent and partially hidden messages.

While Maiden describes his work as storytelling, he often combines themes from popular culture to provide a stark contrast to the gritty issues his work tackles. Themes have included Star Wars, Sonic the Hedgehog, the Joker, depictions of soldiers and the army, and the Union Jack.

Maiden's latest collection ‘Chaos from the top down’ is the highly anticipated next wave of collected works.

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THE EXHIBITION - CHAOS FROM THE TOP DOWN

Marking Maiden's first exhibition at Blackwater Gallery, 'Chaos from the top down' addresses some of the most evocative and prevalent topics affecting the UK and the world at large. Maiden makes a visual commentary on the social and policitcal climate over the past 18 months.

The exhibition promises a collection of 15 new artworks, including original portraiture and sketches. Limited edition prints of selected artworks will also be abailable.

VIP *Collectors Viewing* tickets also available -

The gallery will open 1 hour prior to the exhibition for an advance viewing for collectors and personally invited attendees of the artist. If you have an express wish to purchase artwork from the show as soon as possible, we welcome VIP ticket bookings.

>>>>VIP tickets are LIMITED and not for general release, we ask that you contact us directly about VIP ticket bookings by emailing - hello@blackwatergallery.co.uk

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WHAT TO EXPECT

Tickets are FREE for this event

Guests will be welcomed with complimentary refreshments. You are welcome to experience the collection at your own pace or our gallery curator will be available to discuss the collection.

Keith Maiden will also be attending the event to talk about his process and inspiration for this selection of work.

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ATTENDING THE EXHIBITION SAFELY

- Please be sure to book your tickets for the event so that we can accurately manage guest numbers

- Please follow all the safety instructions onsite

- We ask that you still observe social distancing while enjoying the exhibition

- Please use the hand sanitiser provided

- If you are feeling unwell, we ask that you help keep everyone safe and do not attend the event

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Blackwater Gallery

Pendeen House

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Cardiff

CF11 0AW

United Kingdom

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Organiser Blackwater Gallery

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Founded in 2019, at Blackwater Gallery we are committed to the belief that art should be celebrated and enjoyed by everyone. Emerging Artists can weotk their whole lives for that one break, we want to nurture that talent, remove self doubt, and let these individuals flourish. 

We are fearless in our aim to bring a groundbreaking selection of talent to Blackwater Gallery, we are unshakable in our belief that the Cardiff Art scene can stand shoulder to shoulder with London, New York, and Paris.

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