House-paint, wood, coat hangers and vintage toothbrushes
16" x 14" x 4"
Max Kuhn (b.1989) is a multimedia artist originally from Richmond, Virginia. The son of an itinerant mural painter, Kuhn’s education and approach in art are influenced heavily by this early example and the economic insecurity of his upbringing. His work is deeply autobiographical while using a visual language and techniques borrowed from early 20th century folk and commercial arts-tattooing, sign painting and woodcarving. Overlapping across paintings, dioramas and audio recordings, his personal narratives are set against a backdrop of the romanticized and often distorted past of the American West. Kuhn has had several solo exhibitions and attended artist residencies at 100W Corsicana, Sou’wester Arts and others. His work is widely collected by an international audience. He lives and works in Northern New Mexico.