Max Gartner /   Max Gärtner

Germany 1982

Painting, Drawing

Max Gartner
Max Gärtner
October 17, 2015
Alias of Jasmina Sevic, a researcher and author for Widewalls. She graduated from the Faculty of Political Science (Department for Journalism) in Belgrade in 2013.

Max Gärtner is a Spanish/German contemporary artist who makes stunning paper cut outs infused with strong graphic design elements.

After completing his Graphic Arts degree in Barcelona in 2008, he went on to become a well-respected illustrator and graphic designers. He was also involved in various projects with the Barcelona-based art collective Barri Groc.

Paper Cut Pinned to Backboard by Max Gärtner

Left: Max G. - Tiger God - 2014 / Right: Max G. - Golden Tiger - 2014 intricate posts
Max Gärtner – Tiger God – 2014 (Left) / Golden Tiger – 2014 (Right)

Since 2012 the artist lives in Berlin and further develops his artistic skills and expressions. With his graphically abstract representations of the animal kingdom the artist examines the relationship of the natural and the supernatural.

The portraits of animals such as jaguars, lionesses, and the wings of birds are created using carefully cut paper in impressive detail that are then mounted and framed. His fascination with animal species makes him explore artistic expression that disregards any boundaries set by natural science. His art is free, original and exquisite.

He also makes laser cut art and screenprints, all in a style similar to his paper cuts.

Artworks by Gärtner

Left: Max G. - Carine - 2014 / Right: Max G. - Giraf - 2011 - intricate related photo
Max Gärtner – Carine – 2014 (Left) / Giraf – 2011 (Right)

He has participated in many individual and collective exhibitions at many galleries in Berlin including Platoon Kunsthalle, Bold Room, Kaufhaus Jandorf, and Julia Raab Gallery, as well as beyond at La Plataforma Gallery, Barcelona; the MARCO Museum of Contemporary Arts in Monterrey, Mexico; Millerntor Gallery, Hamburg; Victor Lope Gallery, Barcelona; and Gaite Lyrique Museum, Paris, among others.

He is represented by BC Gallery in Berlin. One of his latest solo show at BC Gallery – No Lie in Fire – was held in November 2014.

Max Gärtner lives and works in Berlin, Germany.

All images copyright © the artist

YearExhibition TitleMuseum/GallerySolo/Group
2014No Lie in FireBC Gallery, BerlinSolo
2014The Pictoplasma Portrait Gallery Group ShowMARCO - Museum of Contemporary Arts in Monterrey, MexicoGroup
2014UnknownMillerntor Gallery, HamburgGroup
2014The Pictoplasma Portrait Gallery Group ShowKaufhaus Jandorf, BerlinGroup
2014UnknownWilly Bender, BerlinGroup
2013Animal WatchingPlatoon Kunsthalle, BerlinSolo
2013Animal Watching, in coll. with Pictoplasma and BoldBold Room, BerlinSolo
2013Art Fair CologneCologneGroup
2013UnknownFly Auctions, HamburgGroup
2013Never Mind the BollocksJulia Raab Gallery, BerlinGroup
2013The Concept of NatureJulia Raab Gallery BerlinGroup
2013Exposicion ColectivaVictor Lope Gallery, BarcelonaGroup
2012Animalia IiBold Room, BerlinSolo
2012AnimaliaLa Plataforma Gallery, BarcelonaSolo
2012InsidersN2 Gallery, BarcelonaGroup
2012Del Mural Artthe metro of BarcelonaGroup
2011ColectivaIgnacio de Lassaletta Gallery, BarcelonaGroup
2011Pictoplasma's Missing LinkGaite Lyrique Museum, ParisGroup