Max Kimber's work references myth and allegory in macabre yet beautiful memento mori which has become the focus of her practice. Her work takes on the preservation of life via taxidermy and the peculiar awkwardness of photographed taxidermy in particular - in a way examining and challenging the very nature of photography . Max's work has a startling immediacy to it which is apparent in The Foundling, which shows the unlikely pairing of fox and rabbit who invite their own curious narrative. In these ways, Max has developed a world of her own where deeply repressed connections can materialise in enchanted ways.
Max graduated with a first class BA Hons in fine art from the University of the Creative Arts, Canterbury in 2012 and is due to commence an MA in fine art at Central Saint Martins school of art, London in 2014. Max's work has already achieved several awards with her film Cusp winning the Grand Jury Prize and Best Experimental Film at Exposures film festival 2010 and Best Original Film at the National Student Film Festival 2011. Her work has been shown in the Royal Academy Summer Show for the past three years.
CV & Education
2013 - Assembly II, Horsebridge Gallery, Whitstable
2012 - Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy, London
2012 - Three of a Kind, Harbour Arm Gallery, Margate
2012 - Wild New Territories - exhibition ongoing, Various - Museums/Universities, London, Vancouver, Berlin