Maillé as an artist is mostly about 3D sculptures, on a much smaller scale about paintings and photography…these are often used to capture and express inspiration, which might get turned into sculptures later on. He finds inspiration in life, his life and others, nature, the creating materials itself, the human form and its emotions.
Often he want`s to put both positive and negative energy in one sculpture, it can go both ways, sometimes the viewer is allowed to decide which way…sometimes a title gives a direction. The sculpture itself can hit you in the face, but its message may not…it`s intention might slowly creep into you. A lot of his sculptures are very quiet, very present though, but turned inwards…it might not grab your attention right away…but when it does, it sticks.
Educated in art & economics, but with a lot of experience in interior and furniture design, has given G-J the ability to “fine tune” each sculpture to another level, adding an extra layer…very visible in the choice and often the combination of materials and colors….and the way how the work itself is influencing it`s space where its visible. A lot of his works were started and inspired by determining an exact location where it will be visible…he has no problems with adjusting a sculpture, or sometimes creating a completely new one if the exhibition location does change. As an interior-designer he often leaves out, or replaces, the “useless” furniture pieces, and creates a sculpture or painting, in the perfect materials and dimensions, for that exact location instead. This mixing talent give his interiors and his art often a “complete feeling”…an atmosphere.
If the world was clear, art would not exist.