Steven Maybury



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Using familiar and everyday materials Maybury focuses on our relationship with the temporary as a way to reflect upon the beauty and the energy rooted in the rhythms and cycles of our surroundings. Primarily a drawing based practice; Maybury extends his knowledge and understanding of drawing into sculptures, installations and animations.. Appropriating found and sourced materials, his work looks to defuse our obsession with archiving, security, permanency and preservation. In recent drawings he also exposes selected areas of the image to light for varying lengths of time, which in many cases is an open-ended process without a fixed timescale. This introduces a further dimension, creating additional disruptions, as well as new geometries, and enhancing the works’ impermanence.  

Maybury’s practice is dedicated to intertwining cultural interests, artistic concerns and leisurely rituals as a reflection on our physical relationships in this world.

Since leaving art college in 2012, he has been awarded a number of artist bursaries, awards and residencies, and in 2013 took part in a European touring exhibition, ‘40-40-40’, which showcased new talent in Ireland’s state art collection. Solo and two-person shows include:  ‘Anicca’, The Library Project, Dublin (2016 solo), Dukkha, Platform Arts, Belfast (2016 solo); ‘Jigsaws, Combs and Rulers’, Eight Gallery, Dublin (solo, 2014); ‘Groove Chronicles’, Market Studios, Dublin (solo, 2014); ‘Radical Line’, Pallas Projects, Dublin (solo, 2014); and with Claire McCluskey: ‘Synthesis I’, Eight Gallery, Dublin (2013), and ‘Synthesis II’, Tactic Gallery, Cork (2013). In 2016 he wss invited to present works with The drawing Works agency and in 2014 he also was invited to present his drawings on The Drawing Suite, a blog for contemporary European drawing. Recent group exhibitions include: The RHA Annual, Dublin (2016, 15,14,13 – invited); Glitch art fair, Rua Red (2015); ‘Re-ignite’, Customs House, Westport (2015); Tulca contemporary art fair, Galway (2014) and ‘On Beauty’, Roscommon Arts Centre (2015).


A Rhythm Exposed (Routines: 5-6)   MART Gallery,  Rathmines May 2017
Activating Pangea: Destroy These Walls Arena 1 Gallery, Santa Monica Studios, Los Angeles July 2017
The Drawing Works – Edinburgh Arts Festival Patriot Hall Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland. August 2017
Routine Series (7-8)
Solo exhibition.
Eight Gallery, Dawson Street, Dublin September 2017





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