Flower for Agnes Martin
This detailed painting depicts a flower with gestural and segmented petals that veer between abstraction and representation. The work features visual cues drawn from the work of the artist Agnes Martin.
Max Jansons’s complex and multi-layered compositions explore the tradition of still-life painting. Deceptively ornamental, the artist imbues his works with archival techniques and references. Janson uses classical materials—linen primed with lead, paints ground in aged oils and pigments whose sources are now extinct—to achieve contemporary results. The surface of the artist's compositions are fluid, vibrant and active, and clearly feature evidence of the artist's hand and the stroke of the paintbrush. Jansons' paintings are meticulous, elemental and carefully devised environments that reveal themselves over and over again.
Max Jansons’ complex and multi-layered paintings explore the tradition of still-life painting. The artist’s meticulous works are made with archival techniques and references, including linen primed with lead, paints ground in aged oils and pigments whose sources are now extinct. Focusing on both intimacy and quaintness, Jansons creates deceptively ornamental compositions whose surfaces are fluid, vibrant and active.