Max de Winter

Angel blue
Close to the edge
Forbidden dreams
Immigrants
No one said it would be easy

ABOUT THE ARTIST
Max de Winter

His works are abstract/figurative, characterised by a smooth style of painting, combined with a simple colour palette. There is a permanent feeling for reality, leaving however enough space for suggestion.


About himself
“I started in my art-education with photography, but changed quickly to art, design and illustration. After the Academy of Arts I landed in Amsterdam and stayed there for 23 years, then running a creative centre elsewhere. Now I live and work in the North of the Netherlands, where I created a only-Art-related-environment: member of group of artists and participating in an Art-foundation”.

About his work
“I put up a number of works, quickly, rough and then the show starts. Fiddling about, constantly looking, always thinking it over. My subjects I find in moments and situations with non-interactive movement: still life with and without human figures. Often a lot of women, going in small groups, walking away, averted, but posing as well. At first sight there is a lot of movement, but if you look closer there is no direct movement at all. The figures are there, they look at you, but you can’t look them in the eyes. They want to stay incognito. They do not want to be recognized. It is all a structure of lines, together with an often simple use of colour”.