Maxwell Rushton

Born 1989

Works in London


Working primarily in performance, painting, drawing and sculpture Maxwell explores cultural phenomena and his own human condition.

In his work Brand New Me, Maxwell explores society’s growing relationship with marketing by painting 20 pints of his own blood into an epic-scale replica of his logo, turning twice the volume of blood he has in his body into a piece of advertising. From this to his project Drawn Out, in which he filled four 10 meter rolls of paper with approximately 10 million hand-drawn lines over the duration of a year whilst he lived in isolation, to viral footage of Maxwell’s sculpture Left Out, which has so far been viewed over 40 million times, his “thought-provoking works” (Huffington Post) are “causing a stir throughout the international art scene” (Lodown Magazine).





2016 – ‘Inside Out’ at Exchange – London

2014-2015 – ‘Drawn Out’ – France



2009-2012 – BA (Hons) Fine Art, Leeds College of Art, Leeds, UK (First-Class).



V&P Tassis Sculpture Award, 2016 (1st prize)

Chaiya Art Awards, 2018 (public vote)

Zealous Emerge Art Prize, 2018 (1st prize)



2016 – BSA Film Program. The “Magic City”. Headlining Feature – Left Out Documentary

Panel speaker at Exchange Residency


“Eye-opening”The True Activist

“Act of courage”Frame Magazine

“Hoofin, this guy is dope” Tom Hardy

“Thought-provoking” – Huffington Post

“Challenges our attitudes”The Big Issue

“Unconventional and Moving” – ARTiculAction

“Utterly shocking and awe-inspiring” – India Art n’Design

“Unique ability to both shock and move his audience”Arteviste