Max Huckle's workflow can be pictured as a dot on a large spiral, constantly moving along.
He continuously strives to develop his work to a yet for him undefined point of satisfaction, which at the same time, when he reaches that point, sets him back to point zero. Another work circle is about to begin. His works show great variation from large scale paintings, to small drawings–nevertheless, two common features become apparent:
Lines–lines divide. lines connect. lines structure space.
Fortuitous material–He prefers to work with what falls into his hands.
His work pattern is based on contingency–he follows his intuition to discover something new by chance and at the same time, apart from painting as a physical need, it is a tool to understand life–resulting in paintings depicting his emotional landscape.
[TELL ME] SOMETHING ABOUT TOMORROW
Answers from some months ago, dreaming about tomorrow.
Let me rewind to yesterday.
Yesterday's answers painted on canvas about the day after yesterday turn into today's questions about the day after today.
Beginning is ending, ending is beginning.
Each painting is always connected to the now, seeing it from the eyes of yesterday's painting and glancing at tomorrow's painting.
Where do you start, when you find the answers - in layers of yesterday's future [today].
You start [tomorrow]
You already started [yesterday]
You start now.
Max invites us to take a stroll in his abstract emotional landscapes shaped on canvas, to find these answers for ourselves.
Find yourself maybe lost in his colors, maybe guided by his steady lines -leading to an alleged answer.
Find yourself maybe swallowed by shapes, maybe repelled by a pattern - leaving you in a baffled way.
Lost in the work.
Finding answers. Finding questions.
There is something about tomorrow that drives Max to experiment and learn from previous paintings.
How far in time can you go on a two dimensional canvas which ought to reflect the artists whole perception?
Max treats his canvas as an almost spherical space where time and physicalllity are equally of importance: no painting could exist without learning from the previous.
No tomorrow can exist without today's painting.
A rectangular shaped space which captures or pushes you, depending on which answer you looked for, which question it triggered.
Let me proceed to tomorrow.
[Tell me] something about tomorrow.
Press release courtesy Leo Gallery.