Art

Maya Perry

by Alison Roberts | 15.11.17

There’s a misconception that art embodies an inherent sincerity, but I haven’t found that. Instead, I see a surplus of talent, a saturation of work, self-branding as a means of survival, and an aversion to risk. There is the status quo—and then there is Maya Perry.

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A visual artist and musician, Perry is young, unrivaled in authenticity, and with the raw talent to match. Her visual work probes the subconscious, representing human physicality as a vessel of communication. Brilliant and vulnerable, Perry’s work provides a universal language for the physical and intellectual space we all occupy.

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Drawing inspiration from dreams, traumas, and everyday living, Perry’s work is motivated by themes of self-documentation and repetition. While Perry herself can be seen in each work, the figures remain genderless, portraying an uncompromised view of emotion and human relation.

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“I believe that once the human body experiences great pain, physical and emotional, it gets stored within the subconscious, [where it] begins to take different kinds of forms and expressions. It can become massive; it can become tiny. It can swallow and throw you up at the same time. It can be gentle and it can be out of control.”

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In a digital age where we have the capacity to portray ourselves however we wish, honesty becomes the less obvious choice. Scouting unchartered territory, Perry’s work creates a space where expression is redefined—a place of risk and sincerity.


Find more of Maya Perry’s work on her Instagram
Listen to her band Laila לילה on Bandcamp

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