Bristol-based artist Max Naylor creates mixed-media paintings and ink drawings on paper. Max is particularly well known for his semi-surreal imagery of cityscapes and skylines which are often drawn from memory.
Max Naylor’s Early Career and Practice
Max Naylor trained at Falmouth College of Art and the Royal Drawing School before beginning his career in painting. The artist balances scrupulous detail and controlled compositions with dynamic doodling and instinctive creative direction. Max densely packs his dreamlike illustrations with shapes and colours which scramble for space on the page. By cleverly braiding together elements of Art Deco and Expressionism, his landscape studies such as Red Boat and Service Station are heightened with character and imagination. This cross-pollination of styles makes for a visually stimulating experience with every observation.
Residencies and Awards
Max has enjoyed residencies in Los Angeles, Tuscany, Delhi and Scotland, as well as extensive group and solo exhibitions across the UK. Max was the 2017 Winner of the Discerning Eye Drawing Bursary and the 2016 Winner of the Jackson’s Open Art Prize.