‘A brand new LGBT print exhibition in Soho this November.’
The catalyst for ROBBED was the aftermath of a curiously self-destructive relationship. A catastrophic experience of love and loss that was both, inevitable and preventable right from the very start.
ROBBED is a deeply personal LGBT project that was inspired by the courage of a partner in the closet. The diamond dust, LGBT screen print project was born from a partners struggle with his sexuality, his identity and his place in this world. Empowering a viewer with a glimpse at micro-moments of pure lust; The text within the project was lifted directly from conversations during an intense relationship that was cut short when it all became too real.
This project containing twelve limited edition screen prints and one unique lightbox sculpture, aims to fight stigma around LGBT issues, coming out and mental health in 2019. Maxwell’s previous partner was paralysed with the fear that revealing his sexual identity would push his family away. The budding romance was unable to mature into a wholesome and meaningful relationship. Instead it was shrouded in concealment, shame and hollow promises. .
Maxwell turned to Switchboard LGBT+ for support on handling the situation. Now, with his debut project ROBBED, Maxwell Fine Studio is proud to support Switchboard LGBT+ Helpline. A percentage of all sales will be donated to their vital cause. From coming out to going out, sexual health to mental health and anything in between – whatever the topic, for confidential information and support; You can talk to switchboard on 0300 330 0630 10am – 10pm or online at www.switchboard.lgbt
The exhibition will show at 15 Bateman Street, Soho, W1D 3AQ from Thursday 21.11.19 (private view 6pm – 9pm head to www.maxwellfinestudio.co.uk to register interest). The gallery will be open to public 10am – 6pm Friday 22.11.19 until Sunday 24.11.19.
Maxwell Fine Studio was founded in 2018 with a mission to challenge the way we see the world. Maxwell Fine trained at Central Saint Martins school of Art and works primarily in Art Direction for Television and Advertising.