“Best known for his post-apocalyptic folk tales, Max Kauffman is an artist who doesn’t fear taking risks or traveling the longer road to get to an idea for his work. Kauffman’s paintings shift deftly between abstraction and figuration by blurring the distinction between real and imagined, conscious and unconscious. The suggesting and exploding forms presented in his work invite the observer’s own imaginative references and conjure the joyful mess of living. Max’s pieces encompass a sense of uncontrollable chaos and a folkloric approach to their subject matter. He investigates how we draw comfort from inanimate objects and habitats that we occupy, letting them shape us.
Kauffman was born in 1981 in Chicago and grew up in South Bend,IN. He earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Ceramics, with a minor in Anthropology from Arizona State University in 2004. He has participated in solo and group shows across the United States as well as Italy, Canada, Mexico, and Israel. His work has been featured in publications like Boom,Vice, Beautiful Decay, Its Nice That, Hi Fructose and Juxtapoz, to name a few.
He currently lives in Denver with his cat daughter, Lady Drew.”
-Jasmine Lark, Widewalls site 2016