Max Seckel’s Absorbing Mixed-Media Environments

by Andy SmithPosted on

Max Seckel’s dwellings and landscapes, rendered in acrylics, gouache, latex, and spraypaint, invite viewers to make their own observations. The New Orleans painter rendered his lived-in environments without depicting any figures in his works. Yet, in each, there’s a certain humanity depicted and reflection inspired.

“My work aims to explore my own reactions to and perception of the world surrounding me,” the artist has said. “Informed by memories, dreams, conversations, and just plain looking around and being I assemble a world constructed of absurdities and references. Objects are clustered together and arranged with little respect to context, intending to create a sense of wonder and confusion as the viewer works to make sense of the situation presented.”

See more of Seckel’s work below.

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