Published in collaboration with Nieves (ISBN)
Print: 20 pages, full colour
Size: 195 x 255 mm
In the olden days – when people still thought the earth was flat – the universe was sometimes compared to the inside of a human skull. This was our notion of the infinite that lies beyond the world we live in, as a reflection of the infinity of our powers of thought and perception. This comparison, and, using the Hubble Space Telescope, the discovery of the most far-flung corners of the universe, are the basis of Ultra, Ultra Deep Fields, by the Brooklyn artist Maya Hayuk.
Maya Hayuk’s work, be it her large abstract murals or her smaller works on paper, is imbued with symmetry and colour. It is midway between the stellar clouds that the Hubble Telescope allowed us to see and the abstract patterns on Mexican blankets, Rorschach tests and holograms. Using a symbolism that also leaves room for spirituality, she expresses her love for what is positive and whole.
Round the Way is a collection of paintings from the last two years leading up to Ultra, Ultra Deep Fields, Maya Hayuk's exhibition at MU. Next to Round the Way Maya Hayuk also compiled the double CD soundtrack Inside Spaces that will be available in a limited edition through MU.