Maxine Farmer is an emerging sculptor who has studied sculpture and other aspects of art at St Martin’s, the V&A and Tate Britain in London. She has also studied under and collaborated with Beatrice Hoffman, the celebrated Oxfordshire-based sculptor. Maxine’s sculpture 'The Dancers' was shortlisted for the Visual Art Open’s International Emerging Artist Awards 2021. In January 2022, five of Maxine’s sculptures were featured in ‘Eternity’, an art exhibition by The Holy Art gallery in London. Maxine divides her time between studios in the UK and the South of France.
Maxine’s style is interpretative and generally quite abstract: she finds capturing figurative energy and emotion more fascinating than detail. She finds that paring figures back to the minimum often uncovers more depth of feeling. Her main influences are Brancusi, Barbara Hepworth and Giacometti.
Maxine’s favourite medium is grogged clay, but she also works with plaster and has been experimenting with mixed media including fabric, for both indoor and outdoor sculptures. Maxine has created collections of sculptures based on themes including: ‘contemplation’, ‘mermaids’, 'angels',‘hope’, ‘hugs’, ‘joy’ and 'dancers'. She is currently exploring bas-relief sculpture. Limited edition reproductions of Maxine's smaller works will soon be available through 3D digital printing technology and metallic resin.