Max Makewell is a New York City based painter whose work explores the emotional and conceptual depths of color. Born in 1983, Max began cultivating his distinctive skills in figure drawing and portraiture at a young age with several contemporary masters in the United States and Italy. His more recent shift to abstraction reflects his ongoing creative pursuit of art’s universal language.
His recent collection was inspired by the Rorschach inkblot test. In creating each work, Max first made improvisational drips, brush strokes, and splatters on one half of the canvas, and then folded the other half over to “print” a mirror image of the composition.
Makewell’s paintings reside in collectors’ homes across the globe. His work has been shown in major cities across the United States and in Europe. Select pieces have been exhibited in The Guy Hepner Gallery in New York City.