Artist Jules Wittock reveals the hidden secret to his mesmerising maze paintings

Artist Jules Wittock creates massive, squiggly mazes. He paints large feats of modern art that feel like graphically designed, complex conundrums with a beginning, middle and end; with hidden messages and meanings set with the organised chaos of each work of art. But there's not laptop for drawing in sight and an Adobe app to call on, this artist creates elegant puzzle-paintings from instinct and through necessity.

Jules creates and paints his maze art as a form of therapy, he's compulsive in his desire to just… create. It began in childhood as doodles and, he tells me, these mazes just became "bigger and bigger and bigger". He says each time he struggled, mentally, a maze would be his way to be at ease. Now his largest works of art measure 10m x 3m and the latest works are on display at the Affordable Art Fair Hampstead in London, this week until Sunday.

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Ian Dean
Editor, Digital Arts & 3D

Ian Dean is Editor, Digital Arts & 3D at Creativebloq, and the former editor of many leading magazines. These titles included ImagineFX, 3D World and leading video game title Official PlayStation Magazine. In his early career he wrote for music and film magazines including Uncut and SFX. Ian launched Xbox magazine X360 and edited PlayStation World. For Creative Bloq, Ian combines his experiences to bring the latest news on AI, digital art and video game art and tech, and more to Creative Bloq, and in his spare time he doodles in Procreate, ArtRage, and Rebelle while finding time to play Xbox and PS5. He's also a keen Cricut user and laser cutter fan, and is currently crafting on Glowforge and xTools M1.