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 Playground The Gabba Gallery
Group
2014Only Natural C.A.V.E. Gallery
Group
2014SUMMER FLIES Flower Pepper Gallery
Group
2014RAWR! The Gabba Gallery
Group
201435th Anniversary of Venice Art Walk & Auctions Venice Art Walk & Auctions
Group
2014The Season of Spring Flower Pepper Gallery
Group
2013Deck the Walls: Annual Holiday Group Show C.A.V.E. Gallery
Group
2013New Tongues C.A.V.E. Gallery
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2012Fall Group Exhibition C.A.V.E. Gallery
Group
20129x9 Cactus Gallery
Group
2012"Road to Comicon" Comic Arts Themed Show The Hive Gallery & Studios
Group
2012Arts 4 Life Jeanie Madsen
Group
2012LO-CAL: Celebrating the New Contemporary Art Movement of Southern California C.A.V.E. Gallery
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2012Mutations C.A.V.E. Gallery
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2011LA Vs. WAR II - Art for Peace in the Hope Era The Vortex
Group
20113 Year Anniversary Show C.A.V.E. Gallery
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2011Above the Radar Closing Reception Crewest Gallery
Group
2011Above the Radar Artwalk Night Crewest Gallery
Group
2011Rise Create:Fixate
Group
2011Above the Radar Crewest Gallery
Group
2011RIPE Closing Reception Crewest Gallery
Group
2011RIPE Crewest Gallery
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2010Decked Out Cactus Gallery
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2010Lucent L'amour Shrine Expo Hall
Group
2009Monster Drawing Rally Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock
Group
2009On the Bright Side C.A.V.E. Gallery
Group
2009FLIGHT - a group show inspired by all things that take to the sky Solid Gallery One
Group
2009'We the People' The Loft at Liz's
Group
2009The Sharpie Show Crewest Gallery
Group
2009Double Shot of Neutra & Pukac Goods Gallery
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2008Printed "An Exhibition about Hand Printed Art" Crewest Gallery
Group
2008Lucky 7 Create Fixate Create:Fixate
Group
2008CHUPACABRA! a group show... Solid Gallery One
Group
2008Plastique Fantastique: A Custom Vinyl Toy Show UnknownGroup
2008Closing for 'Diverted Destruction' The Loft at Liz's
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2008Wisdom Solid Gallery One
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2008Unleashed Bailey Gallery / Pussy and Pooch
Group
2008Hive Avatar show- The Denizens of Hiveland The Hive Gallery & Studios
Group
2008DreamTime zero-point
Group
2008THE HIVE GALLERY Brings in the NEW YEAR!!! The Hive Gallery & Studios
Group