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I am full-time contemporary Australian painter having completed a Master Degree at the European Academy of Arts in 1997. I generally paint under the name "Max Horst". Exploring the nature of people and the relationships between them, my paintings are very often short stories of small,daily moments of life. I distill these relationships through simplified forms and shapes, developing my own code of symbols - a code which is constantly changing and developing over time.
In my quest for simplicity and honesty I draw much of my inspiration from cave paintings and naive art, “because I find them very honest as a form of art”.
Using oil, acrylic, watercolor, gouache, I may mix them with drawing techniques. Natural pigments of earth colors are the base of my palette. With an intuitive preoccupation with color, form and line my work belies a carefully considered composition and an appreciation of the nature of human interaction.

Education

Master Degree at the European Academy of Arts in 1997

Exhibitions

2015 – Victorian Artists Society Gallery “Beyond Reality”, group exhibition, PolArt festival2012 - Steps Gallery, Carlton "Urban Spaces" exhibition2011 - Federation Square, Melbourne "The Power of Colour" group exhibition, Polish Festival Melbourne2010 - Steps Gallery, Carlton "My Country, My Home", group exhibition2009 - Steps Gallery, Carlton "International Drawing Biennale" joint exhibition2007 - Steps Gallery, Carlton International Drawing Biennale" mixed forms, Polish Art Foundation (Ambassador of Poland, Honorable Mention)2006 - Steps Gallery, Carlton "My World" group exhibition2000- Wilanow Warsaw , Poland "Museum of Poster ", group exhibition 1998 - CIOP Gallery Warsaw, " Noise " Poland, group exhibition 1998 – CIOP Gallery Warsaw, Poland, " Safety first " group exhibition1994 - Jary Gallery Warsaw, Poland, "Four plus she" group exhibition 1993 - Jary Gallery Warsaw, Poland, group exhibition

75cm (W) x 60cm (H)
oil on canvas
$5,680
60cm (W) x 75cm (H)
Acrylics on canvas
$1,280
50cm (W) x 60cm (H)
Acrylics paint on canvas
$1,480
50cm (W) x 60cm (H)
Acrylics on canvas
$1,280
60cm (W) x 75cm (H)
Acrylics paint on canvas
$855
75cm (W) x 60cm (H)
Acrylics on canvas
$1,070
40cm (W) x 50cm (H)
Acrylics on canvas
$855
40cm (W) x 50cm (H)
Acrylics paint on canvas
$1,280
60cm (W) x 75cm (H)
Acrylics paint on canvas
$1,280
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