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Maxwell Rushton

Born 1989

Works in London

 

“The practice of the up-and-coming multi-award-winning British artist, Maxwell Rushton, tells the story of his developing relationship with the culture that surrounds him. He creates form the unusual actualisation of an artist who understands his role in the institution of the art world, from there he touches on subjects such as capitalism and poverty with sharp honesty. The end.” – Max

In his work Brand New Me, Maxwell explores the effect of individuals’ enforced exposure to marketing, by using 20 pints of his own blood to paint an epic-scale replica of his logo. From this, to his project Drawn Out, in which he filled four 10 meter rolls of paper with approximately 10 million hand-drawn singular lines. This durational piece took over a year to complete living in isolation. Then came the viral footage of his sculpture Left Out, which has so far been viewed over 40 million times, Maxwell’s “thought-provoking works” (Huffington Post) 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)

Zealous 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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