Max Neutra /   Unknown

United States 1978

Street Art

www.maxneutra.com

Max Neutra
Unknown
Male
United States
1978
October 7, 2014
Music, Gestalt, .

Riding the line between mayhem and control, Max masterfully paints images that are both chaotic and contained, each canvas an arena where chance and skill come together in a colorful symphony of striking imagery. Utilizing his distinctive gonzo style, he explores subjects such as the dark side of humanity, the beauty in nature, the fading line between man and machine, and the unabashed celebration of sex, drugs, and rock and roll, all while matching his subjects with the expressive vitality they deserve.

In 1997, Max graduated from an alternative high school program called ACAT (Academy of Communication Arts and Technology) in Santa Fe and followed with a bachelors degree in the sound arts from Expression Center for New Media in the bay area in 2000. Rather than following in the footsteps of his influential modern architect great-grandfather, Richard Neutra, Max pursued his creative passions through experimentation in electronic music and building soundscapes rather than building houses.

Buying himself some proper art supplies, Max quickly got to work discovering and defining his visual voice. With influences like Ralf Steadman, Gerald Scarfe, and Egon Schiele, he developed a loose and expressive style. He worked in a quick and messy fashion, and soon realized that he did not mind painting in front of an audience. After spending five years painting live on the streets, in galleries, bars, clubs, and festivals in Los Angeles, Max Neutra made a name for himself as one of the city’s premier contemporary artists. He has been commissioned by Toyota, Warner Brothers Records, and has recently risen to the international arena through sponsored tours across Europe and India.

Neutra commented on how he perceives himself  as an agent of art in modern day society : “I strive for each painting to be like a signature. Quick and messy. Brave and permanent. Unmistakably written by my hand. Produced by the machine that is my body. I indulge in the imperfections of myself and the world around me, and marvel at the inherent factors of chance that the process provides. Through practicing this approach, a stream of surprises emerge and I am in a constant state of discovery.”

He currently resides in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

YearExhibition TitleGallery/MuseumSolo/Group
2014Urban PlaygroundThe Gabba Gallery
Group
2014Only NaturalC.A.V.E. Gallery
Group
2014SUMMER FLIESFlower Pepper Gallery
Group
2014RAWR!The Gabba Gallery
Group
201435th Anniversary of Venice Art Walk & AuctionsVenice Art Walk & Auctions
Group
2014The Season of SpringFlower Pepper Gallery
Group
2013Deck the Walls: Annual Holiday Group ShowC.A.V.E. Gallery
Group
2013New TonguesC.A.V.E. Gallery
Group
2012Fall Group ExhibitionC.A.V.E. Gallery
Group
20129x9Cactus Gallery
Group
2012"Road to Comicon" Comic Arts Themed ShowThe Hive Gallery & Studios
Group
2012Arts 4 LifeJeanie Madsen
Group
2012LO-CAL: Celebrating the New Contemporary Art Movement of Southern CaliforniaC.A.V.E. Gallery
Group
2012MutationsC.A.V.E. Gallery
Group
2011LA Vs. WAR II - Art for Peace in the Hope EraThe Vortex
Group
20113 Year Anniversary ShowC.A.V.E. Gallery
Group
2011Above the Radar Closing ReceptionCrewest Gallery
Group
2011Above the Radar Artwalk NightCrewest Gallery
Group
2011RiseCreate:Fixate
Group
2011Above the RadarCrewest Gallery
Group
2011RIPE Closing ReceptionCrewest Gallery
Group
2011RIPECrewest Gallery
Group
2010Decked OutCactus Gallery
Group
2010Lucent L'amourShrine Expo Hall
Group
2009Monster Drawing RallyCenter for the Arts, Eagle Rock
Group
2009On the Bright SideC.A.V.E. Gallery
Group
2009FLIGHT - a group show inspired by all things that take to the skySolid Gallery One
Group
2009'We the People'The Loft at Liz's
Group
2009The Sharpie ShowCrewest Gallery
Group
2009Double Shot of Neutra & PukacGoods Gallery
Group
2008Printed "An Exhibition about Hand Printed Art"Crewest Gallery
Group
2008Lucky 7 Create FixateCreate:Fixate
Group
2008CHUPACABRA! a group show...Solid Gallery One
Group
2008Plastique Fantastique: A Custom Vinyl Toy ShowUnknownGroup
2008Closing for 'Diverted Destruction'The Loft at Liz's
Group
2008WisdomSolid Gallery One
Group
2008UnleashedBailey Gallery / Pussy and Pooch
Group
2008Hive Avatar show- The Denizens of HivelandThe Hive Gallery & Studios
Group
2008DreamTimezero-point
Group
2008THE HIVE GALLERY Brings in the NEW YEAR!!!The Hive Gallery & Studios
Group