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Maggi Hambling presents a significant body of work from the past decade at Marlborough
Maggi Hambling, Wall of water XII, 2012. Oil on canvas, 78 × 89 in. / 198.1 × 226.1 cm.



NEW YORK, NY.- Marlborough are presenting Maggi Hambling in her first, and long overdue, exhibition in New York. Hambling has been a prominent and controversial figure in the United Kingdom for over fifty years and is presenting here a significant body of work from the past decade.

With a well-documented voice of social engagement, Hambling joins a long history of groundbreaking exhibitions supported by Marlborough including Philip Guston (1970) and Juan Genovés (1967). Embracing the social and political situations in which her paintings are produced, and the vacillations between figurative and abstract readings, her new paintings rhetorically perform as figures of speech. Her most recent Edge paintings, made on tall canvases reminiscent of Chinese ink scrolls, depict mountains and polar wastes through bold accumulations of indigo and white, to suggest an internal–psychological–wilderness as much as a physical setting.

In a sequence of smaller paintings, wild animals are realized in states of movement or flux–alive with predatory energy, wracked with torment, or edging slowly towards death. Close in appearance to ink drawings, these works combine empathy with outrage. Her challenge is to provoke the viewer’s participation in the construction of meaning– where meaning accumulates in the process of viewing.

Featured on the second floor is a group of canvases from Hambling’s acclaimed Wall of Water (2010-2012) cycle. These large-scale paintings, depicting explosions of water inspired by the experience of watching waves crash into a concrete sea wall, followed the death of a close friend. Conveying a dual sense of aliveness and disintegration, they resonate with the works of painters as diverse as Twombly and Bacon. The Wall of Water paintings were first shown at the National Gallery, London, in 2014. At the time, Hambling commented, “I feel younger now than I ever did when I was young. I seem to be painting more freely…I’m trying to paint death with as much life as I can.”

Maggi Hambling (b. 1945, Sudbury, UK) has been at the forefront of the British art scene, and a celebrated gay icon, for several decades. She studied in the 1960s at Benton End, Suffolk (the legendary art school run by Cedric Morris and Arthur Lett Haines, where Lucian Freud was also a pupil), Ipswich School of Art, Camberwell School of Art, and the Slade. Over the last decade, she has staged major exhibitions at CAFA Art Museum, Beijing (2019), The British Museum, London (2016), The National Gallery, London (2014), and The State Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg (2013). She has achieved renown and controversy for her various public art commissions, which include A Conversation with Oscar Wilde (1998) at Charing Cross, London, Scallop (2003) on Aldeburgh Beach, Suffolk, and A Sculpture for Mary Wollstonecraft (2020) at Newington Green, London.










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