Max Marlett was born in Portland, Oregon and received his Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts from Gonzaga University in 2015. His art focuses on contrasting the organic and inorganic qualities of the world today. Max’s composition and use of texture creates atmosphere and ambiguities that have been found to evoke a post-apocalyptic feeling. Using heavy, handmade objects such as gears and other trinkets, combined with dead flower bouquets, as subject matter, Max breaths new life into these obsolete, decaying materials. Through these juxtapositions, Max hopes to express the dominance of nature and remind us that this sleek, clean world that we live in today will not last forever. Max works primarily in oil on canvas and oil on panel. He is currently showing in Seattle.
To see more of Max’s work visit his website at maxmarlett.com or Instagram @max.marlett
Marlett_10, Max Marlett; Shipwreck; oil on panel; 2018; 30” x 24
Marlett_4, Max Marlett; Highland Castle; oil on panel; 2018; 30” x 30”
Marlett_5, Max Marlett; Electric Cathedral; oil on canvas; 2018; 20” x 24”