Max Jansons

Firefly, 2019
Oil on linen
20 x 23 inches

Artist Statement
Max Jansons work focuses on paintings’ ability to engage the viewer in an intimate way and create an unfolding and thoughtful visual experience. In his work he utilizes various subject matter, often within the same body of paintings, using both representational and abstract images. The history of painting is folded into the subject of his work. Jansons explores that relationship in multiple ways, but especially with the use of his painterly gestures and diverse brush work, timeless materials such as linen primed with lead, paints ground in aged oil and pigments whose sources are rare to find.

Max Jansons was born in New York City. He lives and works in Los Angeles, California. He received an MFA from Columbia University, New York and his BFA from University of California at Los Angeles. He has had fourteen solo shows and has exhibited in galleries in the US and abroad. He has been reviewed in The LA Times, The New York Times, Artforum, and was named among other important LA based painters in Christopher Knights list of “45 Painters Under 45” in the Los Angeles Times.