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.

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


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