Maxwell Hyett is an artist and theorist based around and between Toronto and Montreal. His work explores issues of meaning, possibility and the fuzzy limits between virtuality and reality. These issues emerge primarily as a concern with information and its reception: how is information made; where is it stored; and what happens when we retrieve it? Maxwell develops these ideas by exploring things that are the same in the wrong ways: synonyms, stone and Plexiglas, paper and photoshop, 2D and 3D space, illusion and reality. His recent artwork has sought to turn literature into topographies – converting the legible into lumps – by considering the 'depth' of writing. His recent writing has investigated the role of fingers in the digital, dadaist suffering and the poor image's lack of resolve.

Maxwell holds a BFA from OCAD University and an MA from The Centre for the Study of Theory and Criticism at Western University. He primarily works with acrylic sheets, paper and composite materials by using techniques in relief sculpture, laser cutting and 3D modeling. Maxwell is currently a PhD student at The Centre for the Study of Theory & Criticism at Western University and is represented by Galerie Youn, Montreal. 

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