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MAX BERRY


Max Berry is a painter who depicts vast dream-like landscapes and still-lifes with recurring imagery and symbolism. His works are playful and wondrous and filled with beautiful shadows. The recurring image of the house evokes a simultaneous sense of nostalgia and belonging.
His studio is located in an industrial neighbourhood, above an old print shop. I’m always intrigued to see where artists set up and call their studio!

Describe your ideal workspace in three words
Clean, functional, natural light.

Does the space you work in have an interesting story? Unused office space.

Do you work and live in the same space, if so how does that affect your work?
No, but some days i wish i didn’t have to leave.

How would you describe your neighborhood?
As a thoroughfare

What can you see outside your windows?
Car dealership

Describe a real life mundane situation that inspires you?
Riding a bicycle

What themes do you pursue in your work?
Max Berry is most easily found documenting landscape from the fantasy of daydream, where vastness is digested through transport and the conveyance of self. A shift in outlook. Drawing upon on a shared common experience, he utilizes international residencies and regional trips within Australia to gather material. The resulting works are a testimony to a landscape tradition which lies at the center of both traditional painting practice and the Australian experience.
What is your dream project?
To build my own home.

Favourite song/band while working?
Ryuichi Sakamoto

What's the best advice you've been given and from whom?
‘Live simply by simply living’ in found paper.

What is your most important artist's tool?
2.4 meter mobile mirror.

What mindset/mood do you make your best art/work?
Belly full and heart easy.

When you day dream in your space and just lose yourself in thought, what are you thinking or worrying about?
Thinking about light and shadow worrying about lunch

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