Maxwell Hyett


Maxwell Hyett is a Canadian interdisciplinary artist. His work explores issues of meaning, simultaneity, and the relationship between language and reality. These issues emerge primarily as questions about information and its reception: How is information made?; Where is it stored?; and What happens when we retrieve it? He develops these ideas by creating collisions between technology and historical objects and processes. Maxwell holds a BFA from OCAD University in Toronto. His recent work has used relief sculpture, laser cutting techniques and 3D modeling. Maxwell is currently an MA candidate at University of Western Ontario for Theory & Criticism and is represented by Galerie Youn, Montreal. Maxwell’s work draws inspiration from folklore, algorithmic design, and post-structuralist theory. These influences mark a conceptual focus on the contexts through which we access truths and the aesthetic experience of knowing. Maxwell was one of fourteen artists and designers whose work was exhibited as part of “FORM Together,” a collaborative hoarding exhibit developed in partnership with OCAD University and Tridel.