Max Wade ‘Wind for the Sails’

22 February – 15 March 2020


Artist Max Wade is originally from Somerset but lives and works in London. Messums Wiltshire is delighted to present a body of his new paintings as part of Emerging Talents series this spring.

Each of Max’s paintings start from drawings and are rooted in the reality of forms, motifs and compositions that are influenced by sketches of his travels and day-to-day life. He focuses his attention on the mundane spaces and objects, that we might otherwise overlook: Dinner plates on a dresser; stacked pool chairs; waiting rooms all become things that are examined as suitable subjects for his colourful oils on canvas. Through a process of abstraction, Max creates a dreamlike world that is unfamiliar yet contains recognisable elements.