Max won our Open Call competition in 2018 having come straight from art school, since then his work has gone from strength to strength, gaining in popularity with 508 Gallery’s client base.
Born in Oxfordshire in 1994, Max studied at Bournemouth University, Max uses music as his muse, through rhythm, motion and depth, using complimentary and contrasting colours brought together to enhance each other, creating a sense of vibrancy and intensity. “My theory behind my painting is a result of my visualisation of music. Very much in the same way that Kandinsky did. Certain songs reflected in the emotion of specific paintings which bring me joy”. Max infuses his work with musical notes. For example, role of the lute in some the work is to illustrate sound and harmony; the tone of the lute almost immediately disappears once it has been strummed, a metaphor for the painting being plucked from a moment in time.