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.
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.
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.
All images copyright © the artist
|2014||No Lie in Fire||BC Gallery, Berlin||Solo|
|2014||The Pictoplasma Portrait Gallery Group Show||MARCO - Museum of Contemporary Arts in Monterrey, Mexico||Group|
|2014||Unknown||Millerntor Gallery, Hamburg||Group|
|2014||The Pictoplasma Portrait Gallery Group Show||Kaufhaus Jandorf, Berlin||Group|
|2014||Unknown||Willy Bender, Berlin||Group|
|2013||Animal Watching||Platoon Kunsthalle, Berlin||Solo|
|2013||Animal Watching, in coll. with Pictoplasma and Bold||Bold Room, Berlin||Solo|
|2013||Art Fair Cologne||Cologne||Group|
|2013||Unknown||Fly Auctions, Hamburg||Group|
|2013||Never Mind the Bollocks||Julia Raab Gallery, Berlin||Group|
|2013||The Concept of Nature||Julia Raab Gallery Berlin||Group|
|2013||Exposicion Colectiva||Victor Lope Gallery, Barcelona||Group|
|2012||Animalia Ii||Bold Room, Berlin||Solo|
|2012||Animalia||La Plataforma Gallery, Barcelona||Solo|
|2012||Insiders||N2 Gallery, Barcelona||Group|
|2012||Del Mural Art||the metro of Barcelona||Group|
|2011||Colectiva||Ignacio de Lassaletta Gallery, Barcelona||Group|
|2011||Pictoplasma's Missing Link||Gaite Lyrique Museum, Paris||Group|