“The subject is in charge of me, not vice versa, they dictate every mark I make in an effort to find the truth." – Maggi Hambling
Maggi Hambling’s artistic practice is a response to humanity: expressive, raw and unmediated. The artist is often recognised for her energetic portraits and sublime seascapes, alive with fierce brushstrokes and the burden of an uneasy, inherent vulnerability. While drawing is at the heart of Hambling’s work, she continues to propel the language of oil paint with a voice that has become loud and rebellious within the London art scene. Hambling is famous for being highly controversial, her work often dividing the opinion the public and her critics alike.