Artwork by Stuart Mayes - click to enlarge

Following Eugène #2: An Evening's Walk, 2015
Walk lasting approximately 60 minutes over mixed urban terrain

I am fascinated by man’s relationship to the material world. Selected objects and materials from this world are recognisable in my work. These kinds of materials are chosen for their familiarity as well as for their visual and conceptual qualities. I am interested in the mutability of objects and their meanings as well as to their persistence and resilience, I see my working processes as progressive rather than transformative. The resulting artworks are therefore simultaneously abstract and referential. I like the idea of collaborating with my materials to produce pieces that resist immediate interpretation and which re-sensitise us to the world that we live in.