Lot 192 - Maïa Régis - Carne e Sigari
Lot 192 - Maïa Régis - Carne e Sigari

Lot 192 - Maïa Régis - Carne e Sigari

Acrylic and Marker on Paper

Artist statement: 

"I want to transform the canvases into living beings, into visceral surfaces. They have to be fed from chance, traces of work, dirt, cuts and seams. This year I used paper glued on canvas, coffee bags, old hessian postbags, ancient moth eaten French embroideries, and Sicilian embroidered white tablecloths. An unconventional and irregular canvas link to smells, noises, dialogues... It adds a cinematic feeling to it and the matter is for tactile sensations. What I’m looking for in my work is for it to be the most full of life possible. I need to work on a large scale, so that painting becomes a physical act. That’s where I feel the more confident, the freer. I like to navigate in troubled waters, between the real and the imaginary. Ambiguity for me is the key to a lively work." 




-Royal College of Art, London, MA Painting (2017-2019) 

-Chelsea College of Art and Design, London, BA Fine Arts (2014-2017) 

-Camberwell College of Art, Foundation diploma in Art and Design (2013) 


Awards and residencies 


-Elephant Lab, November residency, 2019 

-Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2018 (selected by Benedict Drew, Katy Moran and Keith Piper) 

-Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2017 (selected by Caroline Achaintre, Elizabeth Price and George Shaw)  

-Griffin Art Prize 2017 (selected by Ansel Krut, Jenny Linden Urnes, Becca Pelly-Fry and Robert Shore) 

-FBA Futures 2018 


Selected exhibitions 


-The First Swing of The Bat, Paint Talk exhibition, Gallery 46, London, UK (april 2021) 

-A Future Cast In Our Image, Grove Collective, London, UK (february 2021) 

-Inside/Outside, Janet Rady Fine Art, online exhibition, Arsty (february 2021) 

-International Gruppeudstilling, Curated by JB Fals, Grand Teatret, Copenhagen, Denmark (2020) 

-What Kind of Spirit Is This?, Sim Smith Gallery, London, UK (2019) 

-Cicatrices, VO Curations, 12th Floor, London, UK (2019) 

-Signori Prego Si Accomodino, Nuove / Contemporary Art Production, Palermo, Italy (2018) 

-Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2018, John Moore’s University, Liverpool Biennial, UK 

-Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2018, South London Gallery, London, UK 

-Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2017, Baltic Center for Contemporary Art, Newcastle, UK 

-Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2017, Block 336, London, UK 

-Griffin Art Prize 2018, Griffin Gallery, London, UK 

-FBA Futures 2018, Main Gallery and Threadneedle Space, Mall Galleries, January, London, UK 

-More Life, Hockney Gallery, Royal College of Art, London, UK (2018)