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Maya Hewitt’s paintings have a luring Asian presence partially derived from her attraction to Japanese flat paintings where she studied at the Nagoya University of Art and a mysterious intrigue with the Far East obtained from her half Filipino parentage. Maya Hewitt uses symbolic narrative to explore the notion of reality and fiction. Her paintings are presented as environments of connecting plots or pieces within a larger narrative. Often painting in a flat drawing like style, her canvases are juxtaposed within the space to suggest a singular installation allowing multiple stories to unfold. Within these scenes she externalises events occurring beneath the surface of everyday human interactions, bridging a gap between childish fantasy and adult interpretation. Maya Hewitt is at the forefront of a younger generation of artists exploring a return to painted figuration. Yet, though figurative, representational and expressive, even – the paintings depict an anxiety apparently borne from the artist’s particular living environment and sub-cultural interests. Hewitt, presently based in London, has participated in numerous exhibitions internationally including, most recently 10 Chancery Lane Gallery (2011), Passion Fruits, Thomas Olbricht collection, Berlin (2010), Nocturne, Bischoff Weiss Gallery, London (2010) and Elusive Dreams which travelled from La Cathedrale, Paris to the Irish Museum of Contemporary Art (2009).

Established
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Selected exhibitions
2020
Cross My HeartGalería Marta Cervera
2016
Summer Show - Painting 201610 Chancery Lane Gallery
2014
All Along the Shadows10 Chancery Lane Gallery
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Fortune Teller, 2012

Oil on paper
10 3/5 × 13 4/5 in
27 × 35 cm
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Hong Kong
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Maya Hewitt’s paintings have a luring Asian presence partially derived from her attraction to Japanese flat paintings where she studied at the Nagoya University of Art and a mysterious intrigue with the Far East obtained from her half Filipino parentage. Maya Hewitt uses symbolic narrative to explore the notion of reality and fiction. Her paintings are presented as environments of connecting plots or pieces within a larger narrative. Often painting in a flat drawing like style, her canvases are juxtaposed within the space to suggest a singular installation allowing multiple stories to unfold. Within these scenes she externalises events occurring beneath the surface of everyday human interactions, bridging a gap between childish fantasy and adult interpretation. Maya Hewitt is at the forefront of a younger generation of artists exploring a return to painted figuration. Yet, though figurative, representational and expressive, even – the paintings depict an anxiety apparently borne from the artist’s particular living environment and sub-cultural interests. Hewitt, presently based in London, has participated in numerous exhibitions internationally including, most recently 10 Chancery Lane Gallery (2011), Passion Fruits, Thomas Olbricht collection, Berlin (2010), Nocturne, Bischoff Weiss Gallery, London (2010) and Elusive Dreams which travelled from La Cathedrale, Paris to the Irish Museum of Contemporary Art (2009).

Established
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Selected exhibitions (3)
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