Max Rumbol


Navigating the tension between the hand and the machine, I create digital compositions which are then reinvented as physical objects. I like to combine cliched references of Art & Britain with a romanticised take on British culture & everyday life, in order to explore what it means to identify as an artist; specifically one working within the narrative of British Art.

Recently I’ve been really interested in the notion of a “dark/blue period,” which perhaps romanticises and commodifies the artist’s mental health; for better or worse. It’s an interesting concept to me as it ties into the classical trope of the tortured artist.

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No.49 (Study for Dennis), 2020
Acrylic and spray paint on wood panel with wooden relief in artist’s frame

33x43cm


Image credits: Walt Disney, Trick or Treat, 1952 + Walt Disney, The Haunted House, 1929