Rhodes Contemporary Art is delighted to present Hinterland, a solo
exhibition of new paintings by the contemporary Irish painter Maser.
Returning to London for the first time in years with this new collection of
work, Hinterland takes viewers on an immersive discovery designed to
remove you from the studio placing you directly into nature.

Opening Reception: 21.10.21
Exhibition Dates: 22.10.21 – 20.11.21
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Rhodes Contemporary Art
42 New Compton Street, London, WC2H 8DA
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Over the past few years Maser has honed his craft and established a large
following for the distinctive and bold painting style seen in Hinterland.
For the exhibition the artist has adapted this style with newer subject
matters and has looked to nature and the outdoors as his oeuvre.
Specifically, the inspiration for his work emanates from the time the artist
has spent in his native Irish countryside and his experiences and
relationship to it.

As an avid hiker and sea swimmer, Maser has taken-on many landscapes
across Ireland and the UK in pursuit of mindful moments, which connect
him to the elements of nature and an inner feeling of presence. These
regular experiences in the outdoors bring a sense of grounding to the
artist, acting as a sounding board to clear his mind and alleviate stresses
of daily life. These paintings, although visually bold and exciting are
actually about finding an inner peace and an environment where you can
truly be yourself.

Viewers are encouraged to follow the creative journey of the artist with
each textured brush stroke. When viewed up close, the paintings reveal
finer details that cannot be seen from afar, much like the woodlands
which inspired the show – creating a shared intimacy between the artist
and audience.

The black hand painted graphics seen in the paintings are representative
of botanical forms and the exposed woodgrain of the bespoke frames, aim
to further reinforce that naturalist elements at play as well as bring the
narrative full circle.

In what promises to be a bold and energetic series of works, we are
excited to see Maser’s artistic development and how he has adapted his
distinctive style to a new and deeply personal subject matter.
With a career spanning more than two decades, Maser has created work
extensively throughout Ireland for a variety of well-received exhibitions
and events, as well as creating commissioned artworks for collectors
throughout Europe, North America, Australia, Western & Eastern Africa.

Aside from participation in several exhibitions this year, Maser cultural
contributions range impressively from collaborating with the National
Print Museum of Ireland to create a special edition work on paper for
their collection, numerous public installations and mural projects as well
as previously working with the National Library of Ireland and the National
Gallery of Ireland & the Sydney Opera House. Maser has work in the
collections of the Seamus Heaney Museum, National Gallery of Ireland.
Further projects include collaborations with the band U2 & the artist JR.