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Maxwell Rushton

Born 1989

London

 

Intertwining performance, painting, drawing and sculpture, Maxwell’s portfolio objectively explores cultural phenomena and his own human condition.

In his work Brand New Me, Maxwell painted 20 pints of his own blood into an epic-scale replica of his logo, physically turning himself 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, to footage of Maxwell’s sculpture Left Out, which has so far been viewed over 40 million times, his works are “causing a stir throughout the international art scene” – Lodown Magazine.

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Residencies

2016 – ‘Inside Out’ at Exchange – London

2014-2015 – ‘Drawn Out’ – France

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Education

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

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Prizes

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

Chaiya Art Awards, 2018 (public vote)

Zelous Emerge Art Prize, 2018 (1st prize)

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Other

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

Panel speaker at Exchange Residency

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“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

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