Max grew up on the coast of southern New England. He is the son of landscape painter David Dunlop, and spent his childhood hiking, camping and drawing. He studied painting at the Art institute of Boston and received a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Art in 2005. The paintings are about the world we live in, the people that live here, and the materials of painting themselves. Paint is applied to create a feeling of space and capture an emotion.…Show more However, the paint also drips, splashes, and slides around the surface constantly contradicting the creation of an illusion. Large sections of canvas are mere suggestions of space, while others exist to enforce the flatness of the surface. They ask the question, when is it a flat brush stroke, when is it an illusion, and when is it both? The viewer is asked to engage and assemble the brushwork in their mind. They are pulled into an interaction with the marks and therefore an interaction with the subject matter.Show less
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