Thu 01 Jan 1970 - Thu 01 Jan 1970
A series of paintings making reference to images of Mexico sourced from Google street view, looking for the surprise of beauty, the strange or the sinister, screened through the veneer of the banal.
Maggie Royles paintings take imagery from both art historical and contemporary sources; making abstract paintings.
This series of recent paintings make reference to Mexican sources, such as photographs taken in Guadalajara.
September 2010: M moves to Mexico. I want to make work which articulates my response, but it seems just out of my grasp.
The stories in the news are mainly negative; I become fascinated by these places; searching out a version of reality from the virtual safety of Google street view
The use of pattern and decoration become a way of confronting, organising and analysing my concerns while intuition and telepathy play key roles in the choice and treatment of the subject.