Maya Mo Coleborn is a artist working in drawing, painting and sculpture. She received her BA in Fine Art from the Ruskin, University of Oxford (2021) and Painting MA from the Royal College of Art (2023).
Maya Mo Coleborn
My practice works through drawing in its most expansive form; line creates bodies that emerge and decay in a churning space of possible encounter, capturing expressive gestures that tumble into rumbling insides. I am working in an imagined space of layered gnarled roots and dancing figures, obscured folkloric imagery inspires an abstract recording of experience. These imageries sprout into transforming bodies which engulf and become in cycles of growing. Forms emerge and decay, leaving touch impressed on the work.
I am excited by creating works that propose familiar but abstracted moments of becoming, decay, emergence and gesture. Through my practice I play with and explore depictions of this tacit knowledge in a hope to create tangible access to these shared somatic experiences of visceral interaction and bodily encounter. What does it feel like to embody and what does it feel like to be engulfed?