Spurning the opportunity to attend art college during his formative years, instead opting to earn a living helping his parents, Keith Maiden followed a less-travelled (and longer war round) route to the top of his now settled contemporary figurative art profession; including stints as a shop fitter, factory worker and graphic designer for a printers before eventually finding his feet in his chosen genre some years down the line. Better late than never though, as the wait has been well worth it from the moment you take in the critically acclaimed fine artist’s brand new Spring 2016 compositional reveal.
Entitled, ‘Lucy Fur (Liar)’ this hugely thought-provoking, evocative new piece (which extends to a three-part collection) uses a minimalist background to keep the viewer's focus on the subject matter; whilst as is habitually the case with the widely-regarded Maiden, a significant twist and subsequent turn of the pictorially unfolding story is left as an unfinished visual symphony for the viewer to create their own bespoke narrative thereafter. Presented in this instance in the guise of a giclee boxed canvas contextual affair, this hand-scribed monochrome study is strictly limited from the very outset to a mere 150 editions; all set to resonate deeply within their future owners from the first interaction. Be that why we implore interest is registered with brisk intent from launch this season.