Max Key

Earlier this morning I got an email from my buddy Nathan Fox telling me about this guy he went to school with named Max Key. Max was born in 1973, went to school at the Kansas City Institute of Art where he earned his bachelor in fine arts and is a totally awesome painter.

His inspirations come from landscaping painting and tacky wallpapers from days gone by. He combines these ideas together masterfully, creating something that looks like the fabric on an old chair mixed with Jeff Soto or Mars1. Those are compliments, by the way. His pictures are totally filled with tons of tiny details and vibrant colors, two of my favorite things when it comes to art. They’re also HUGE measuring in the realm of feet, not inches. Take a few minutes and pay Max and his awesome work a visit.


April 14, 2008