Maxwell's artwork speaks to dream-like states and makes reference to the ominous weight of the past. Through drawings, etchings, lithographs, woodcuts, and paintings, he creates work combining humor with nostalgic moments. There is a distinct technical language that each process contains, that Maxwell selects specifically according to the demands of the project. His art evokes longing, a sense of reflection, and alludes to a world between fantasy and reality grappling with the impermanence of human existence. His pieces' color choices and energetic atmosphere are influenced by the Impressionists. While his concepts, inspired by the Symbolists, take symbolic objects and motifs to manifest surreal emotions in everyday moments. Maxwell explores his own unique experiences in order to share them with the viewer, investigating the overlap of the imagined and the real.
Photo Credit to Cassidy Cole