By utilizing extravagant embellishments and applications in conjunction with fragile and dwindling figures both ephemeral and physical, the stress of Max’s work is placed on external manifestations of identity construction as a highly performative act. This space is explored through printmaking, embroidery and sculptural “skins” which showcase fragility and temporality in conjunction with highly embellished and extravagant applications using notions of death and transformation as a catalyst. In 2012, Max received his BFA with a concentration in printmaking and papermaking from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and Tufts University and is currently based out of New York City.
I love the slightly anthropomorphic quality of Max Colby’s embroidered prints. The tactile embellishments breathe life into his printed images. His works are intricate, colorful and rather endearing. To see more of his works, visit his site.