For the duration of Masterpiece London 2016 The Horsebox Gallery will be exhibiting a collection of sculptures by Maggie King. The collection will be on display minutes from the fair on Pimlico Road in partnership with Ciancimino.
The world renowned fair showcases works that span over 5000 years of art history from antiquity to present and is an unparalleled event for collectors and visitors.
Maggie Kings studio at Nettlecombe, Exmoor is a haven of calm reflection. Her carvings in stone and wood have a stillness and purity that is a valuable antidote to the superficial and often aggressive tendencies in contemporary art today. Interest in Maggie King's work is growing - a stone carving was recently purchased by Robert Hiscox, one of the foremost collectors of contemporary British art of his generation and The Bernard Noble Sculpture Foundation in Italy proposed a commission for an outdoor sculpture.
Her recent work, showing more ambitious in scale will enhance an already developing reputation. Born in Northhampton, Maggie King trained at the Sir John Cass School of Art, London, and at West Surrey College of Art and Design. A sculptor, principally in stone and wood, a painter and draughtsman she has exhibited widely in London and the provinces. Shows have included an invited exhibition with Sandra Blow at New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham. Her sculptures are distinguished by fine craftsmanship and an intuitive sense of balance and harmony and are informed by a feeling for the historical traditions of carving.
These qualities are echoed in her small scale paintings and drawings that show her fine control of the most brief gestures of line and colour. Largely unaffected by prevailing trends of fashion, she uses the process of caring for her own cathartic needs and with a natural restraint - her tendency is always towards understatement - she has built a significant body of work that is both personal and quietly individual."
Dr Deny Wilcox, The Court Gallery, W.Quantoxhead, Somerset.